2014

2014

Macdonald, Helen

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, artist, and historian of science. She’s worked as a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, as a professional falconer, and has helped manage raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia. She is an affiliate of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, and her …

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Mabey, Richard

Richard Mabey is the author of some forty books including the bestelling plant bible, Flora Britannica, Weeds, Whistling in the Dark and the memoir Nature Cure, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Ondaatje and Ackerley Awards. His life of Gilbert White won the Whitbread Biography Award. He contributes regularly to radio and the national press, and has written a personal …

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Locks, Celia

Celia Locks is a writer, journalist and editor who worked on the Guardian in news and features for 27 years, and edited the Country Diary for ten. She grew up around Epping Forest in north-east London and has a lifelong interest in and love of nature. Her passion is history and the English language, and she specialises …

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Kerridge, Richard

Richard Kerridge is a nature writer and ecocritic. Cold Blood: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians, published by Chatto & Windus in 2014, is a mixture of memoir and nature writing. Richard’s work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in BBC Wildlife, Poetry Review and Granta. He was awarded the 2012 Roger Deakin Prize by the Society …

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Juniper, Tony

Tony Juniper is an independent sustainability and environment adviser, including as Special Advisor with The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit and as a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He is a founder member of Robertsbridge, an advisory group working with international companies on strategies for more sustainable business. He speaks …

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Johnston, Rosie

Rosie Johnston has directed opera in the UK and abroad. She is a published journalist and author and a regular correspondent and critic for Opera Now. She hosted Opera, Life on the High Cs on KTAO New Mexico for four years. She is artistic director for Opera Unlimited and a founder and developer of Planet Birdsong. She leads birdsong-walking tours in …

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Hudson, Chris

Chris Hudson is the Planetarium Supervisor at the Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne, which introduces about 100,000 people a year to the wonders of space, producing many shows in-house for different audiences. His background is in commercial software development after study at Newcastle University some thirty years ago. He has a passion for both …

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Howard, Matt

Matt Howard works for the RSPB as a Regional Fundraiser in Eastern England. He was the first Poet in Residence at The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI). Through his work with the RSPB, Matt has established The RSPB, CCI and The Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition. His first full collection of poems, Gall , was published by The …

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Hoare, Philip

Philip Hoare is the author of seven works of non-fiction, including Leviathan Or, The Whale, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize for 2009. His latest book, The Sea Inside, is published by Fourth Estate, and is a personal journey through human and natural history from Southampton and the Isle of Wight, via the Azores and Sri Lanka, …

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Harper, Gemma

Gemma Harper is Chief Social Scientist and Deputy Director for Animal and Plant Health Evidence and Analysis (Aphea) in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). She is responsible for ensuring social science – which aims to put people at the heart of policy making – is high quality and has impact on strategy, …

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