Whitehouse, Andrew

Andrew Whitehouse is a birder and anthropologist, who teaches at the University of Aberdeen. His research has included fieldwork in Islay, Scotland where he investigated the relations between conservation and the local community. More recently he has explored the human relations with bird sounds through the Listening to Birds project. In addition to his academic work, […]

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Tyson, Esther

Esther Tyson is an English painter inspired by the natural world. She has been working as a painter since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2003. Esther has been involved in numerous projects worldwide, the most recent of which was in Senegal, West Africa, where she was invited by the BTO to portray the

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Thompson, Luke

Luke Thompson is a writer, publisher and lecturer from Cornwall. Luke’s writing includes poetry titles the clearing (Atlantic, 2016) and Robot Squirrel (zimZalla, 2017), and a biography of the poet Jack Clemo, entitled Clay Phoenix (Ally, 2016). Luke is also the founder of Guillemot Press, a very small publisher focusing on short form works of exceptional quality, often

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Tipling, David

David Tipling is a wildlife photographer with a passion for birds. For more than a decade David ran a successful photographic agency before giving it up to be able to get back out in the field to shoot pictures. He has travelled widely picking up awards for his work conducted in far flung corners of the

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Sample, Geoff

Geoff Sample was brought up in Northumberland and the Scottish Highlands, where his early ambition was to be a naturalist and live like Gavin Maxwell. After being sidetracked into an education in Classics and a sojourn as guitarist and music producer, he wove the threads together to study and record the ancient culture of birdsong and

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Roe, Andrea

  Andrea Roe is an artist and lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art whose work examines the nature of human and animal biology, behaviour, communication and interaction within specific ecological contexts. She has undertaken residencies in a number of institutions – ranging from the Wellcome Trust to the Crichton Royal Hospital, to the National Museums of

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Reynolds, Fiona

Dame Fiona Reynolds has been Director-General of the National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland since 1 January 2001. She has degrees in Geography and Land Economy from Cambridge University. Before the Trust, Fiona spent eighteen years in the voluntary conservation movement (as chief executive of the Council for National Parks and CPRE) and in

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Perrin, Jim

Jim Perrin is one of the country’s leading rock-climbers and the author of fourteen books including The Villain (2005), his award-winning biography of the climber Don Whillans, and West (2010), a hugely acclaimed memoir about personal tragedy and his triumph over grief. He is Fellow of the Welsh Academy and Hon. Fellow of Bangor University.

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Pearson, Bruce

Bruce Pearson is a painter and printmaker. Over the past 40 years he has worked on a range of subjects and themes about species in wild landscapes, sometimes in more remote places where people and their activity interact with wildlife and habitats. He is fascinated by the rhythm and restlessness of the natural world and often

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Padel, Ruth

Ruth Padel is a poet, novelist and non-fiction author with close links to Darwin, Asian wildlife, and Greece. Her twelve poetry collections include Darwin, A Life in Poems, and We Are All from Somewhere Else, a poetry-and-prose book on animal and human migration quoted in Ebb and Flow, the World Bank’s 2021 report on water and migration. Her prose includes books on tiger conservation, Greek tragedy, and a novel, Daughters of the Labyrinth, set on Crete. Her broadcasting includes

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