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Birdwatcher with binoculars
Erddig bookshop volunteerJoan Capel

Erddig’s longstanding volunteer, Joan Capel turns 100 

Joan is just one example of the inspirational women contributing to the Trust today. Her story launches a themed programme of events and exhibitions throughout 2018 exploring the previously untold stories of the women that have shaped and safeguarded our special places.

A Magus at a Table by Jan Lievens

Celebrating Dutch painting 

Paintings from our places will go on show at an exhibition exploring the 'Golden Age' of Dutch Art

Nature friendly farming at Conygree Farm, Gloucestershire

National Trust joins launch of Nature Friendly Farming Network  

We are calling on the UK and devolved governments to support nature friendly farming policies post-Brexit.

Hilary McGrady

Our new Director-General 

Our new Director-General is Hilary McGrady. Hilary will replace Helen Ghosh when Helen steps down in March.

Sheep on Cheddar Gorge

Counting sheep and goats in the gorge 

It’s been a busy year for the feral goats and feral soay sheep that live at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. The annual count, carried out by rangers, volunteers and students, tallied over 100 sheep and 60 goats, marking a small rise in the populations of both animals.

Lady Londonderry

Celebrating the anniversary of female suffrage 

1918 marks the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time. We are commemorating this anniversary by telling stories from our places, many of which have been overlooked before now.