Royal Society Fire and Mankind, Chicheley Hall invited meeting

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The Chicheley Hall satellite meeting was an an invitation-only residential discussion and networking meeting consisting of a smaller number of key players able to take forward the outcomes from the main scientific discussion meeting, 'The Interaction of Fire and Mankind', held two days earlier in London on 14-15 Sep 2015.

The main discussion meeting was an open, free event organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos.

Proceedings of both meetings were published in a Special issue of Transactions of the Royal Society B.

At the Chicheley Hall meeting, ahalf-day of presentations was followed by lunch-time poster session (McMorrow, 2016). Papers based on the presentations included two co-authored by McMorrow; Gazzard et al. (2016) and Davies et al., (2016a) which developed from Kettridge's paper. Davies et al. (2016a) led to media coverage and vigorous stakeholder and academic debate (Davies et al., 2016b, 2016c).

The remaining one and half days was organised into three discussion strands and two plenaries. McMorrow and Aylen chaired the UK discussion strand. It produced a wildfire research agenda for the UK, which was published as online supplementary material to the Roos paper (McMorrow et al., 2016).

Period16 Sept 201517 Sept 2015
Event typeWorkshop
LocationNewport Pagnell, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • wildfire
  • prescribed fire
  • research agenda

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research