Valerie Trouet

Valerie Trouet is a professor at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona. Valerie is the author of Tree Stories: The History of the World Written in Rings

In defence of liberalism: resisting a new era of intolerance

45 min listen

Are we witnessing the death of the liberal ideal? (01:02) Next, what’s behind the government U-turn on primary schools and what effect could it have on the poorest students? (20:14) And finally, Britain’s ash trees are facing a pandemic of their own, with so-called ash dieback sweeping the nation. Can Britain’s ash trees be saved?