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Workshop: Identifying Oak Wood to Save Forests

All college members are invited to an online workshop, organised by the Postdoc community.

Dr Alan Crivellaro will talk briefly about the importance of wood identification to tackle illegal logging and he will then focus on how to identify one of the most used/common wood species here in the UK, the oak. This event will be a hands-on workshop. Participants will each get a piece of oak wood and a 10x magnification hand lens, and Alan will teach how to undoubtedly identify oak wood from any other wood species.

To sign up, please fill out the doodle pollĀ click here.


  • This is an online, hands-on workshop open to all college members
  • Maximum number of participants: 20 (first-come-first-serve basis). If there is a high number of participants the event will be repeated.
  • Piece of oak wood and a 10x magnification hand lens can be collected at the Porters’ Lodge (Hughes Hall) from Monday 10th May (from 2.00 pm). Please return the wood and the lens to the Porters’ Lodge by 17th May.
  • More about Alan Crivellaro, click here
  • Queries? contact: Alma Piermattei (ap2016)