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Souter Lighthouse, Tyne & Wear, in winter | © National Trust Images/Dougie Holden


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Applications to join the council are now open 

We’re looking for inspiring people to join the Council from every background, every walk of life and every kind of experience. You'll have a desire to look after nature, beauty and history and to get involved in our work. Apply before 2 April 2024.

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Apply for the Time + Space Award 

At the age of 23, Sir Isaac Newton was forced to leave university and return home to Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire because of a pandemic. He used this time to explore his ideas on calculus, optics and the laws of motion and gravity. If you’re aged 16 to 25, we want to hear your big idea and give you the chance to bring it to life with a Time + Space Award.

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