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
Jamie Cayzer-Colvin (Chair)
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.
Edwina Sassoon has had a career in the visual arts, working with museums and galleries. In 1990 she established her own consultancy advising both sides of the arts and business partnership. Amongst other roles, she is currently a Director
of the Garden Project Board at the Hepworth Wakefield, a Trustee of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and a DCMS Trustee of the Geffrye Museum. In 2010,
Edwina was awarded the Victoria & Albert Museum Knowledge and Inspiration Medal.
Tom Stuart-Smith is a landscape designer who has designed eight Gold Medal winning gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Tom has also made a garden at Windsor Castle to mark the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2000.
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.
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 Project Team
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.