The Bronze Oak Project aims to create an extraordinary new public artwork by reproducing a life-size 900-year-old oak from Windsor Great Park perfectly in bronze in a key public space in London. This awe-inspiring artwork will use the iconic symbol of this ancient oak tree to catalyse a meaningful and lasting connection between citizens and the natural world. Our aims are as follows:
To use the arts to connect people to nature, thereby increasing wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviour
To re-create one of the Windsor Great Park oaks in bronze to act as a lasting symbol of the importance of ancient oaks in our landscape, arts and history
Charlie Burrell is the inspiration behind the Knepp Wildland Project, a 3,500 acre estate that is home to the largest rewilding project in lowland Britain.
It offers a new and alternative approach to conservation.
Jamie Cayzer-Colvin is a director at Caledonia Investments. He has worked for many years as a fundraiser for charity.
His most recent work has been for the Heritage of London Trust and the RHS.
Dominic Gibbs has been the Chief Operating Officer of The Cayzer Trust Company Ltd since 2003.
He is a solicitor, a chartered accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Our Specialist Advisers
Adam Lowe is the founder and director of Factum Arte. Since it was established in 2001 they have used various forms of high-resolution 3D scanning systems to digitally record a number of endangered sites and objects of cultural importance
The team have worked with art institutions around the world including the British Museumand the National Gallery in London, the Prado in Madrid and the Louvre in Paris. They have also assisted a wide range of contemporary artists including Anish Kapoor, Grayson Perry and Marc Quinn.
Recently Factum Arte have been applying these new technologies to the preservation of natural forms.
Helen Meech is our interim Project Director. Previously Director of Rewilding Britain and an Assistant Director of the National Trust, Helen has over 15 years experience as an environmental campaigner and strategist.
Helen has a particular interest in people’s relationship with the natural environment. She led the National Trust’s work to reconnect children and nature, developing the “50 Things to do before you’re 11 3/4” campaign, founding the Wild Network and co-producing 2013 feature documentary, Project Wild Thing.
Ted Green is the founding member of the Ancient Tree Forum. From 1988 to 2003 he was the English Nature Conservation Consultant to the Crown Estate at Windsor.
He was awarded an MBE for his services to ancient trees and conservation.
Adam has over thirty years’ experience of directing large-scale Public Realm and Temporary Architecture projects all over the world. Past projects include the Hong Kong Handover Ceremony. He has technical-directed numerous iconic events for The Royal Household.
Adam was Senior Technical Director for the 2004 Athens Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Project Director for Chanel Mobile Art, Project Director for London Olympics Infrastructure on Horse Guards Parade and The Mall, and Senior Project Director for The Hive, the UK Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, and its move the following year to Kew Gardens, London.