2016

2016

Winter, Paul

Paul Winter:  Paul Winter’s musical odyssey has long embraced the traditions of the world’s cultures, as well as the wildlife voices of what he refers to as “the greater symphony of the Earth.” From the early days of his college jazz sextet, which toured 23 countries of Latin America for the State Department and performed …

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Winter, James de

James de Winter taught science in secondary schools for eight years. Although no longer in the classroom on a daily basis, he still considers himself to be physics teacher, and now spends most of his working life supporting the teaching of physics. He works at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, running the Secondary Physics …

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Warwick, Hugh

Hugh Warwick is an author and ecologist with a particular, and some consider peculiar, interest in hedgehogs. In his first book, A Prickly Affair, he argued that hedgehogs are the most important creature on the planet and in The Beauty in the Beast ended up getting his first and last tattoo (of a hedgehog, of course). But eccentricities …

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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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Toms, Mike

Mike Toms is an Associate Director at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), responsible for science communication. Much of his work is geared towards public engagement in ‘Citizen Science’, delivering quality research through networks of keen amateurs. He has been with the BTO since 1994 and has also worked on owls, bird migration, monitoring methods and …

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Scales, Ivan

Ivan Scales is the Harvey McGrath Lecturer in Geography at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. His research looks at the role of political, cultural and economic factors in shaping natural resource use (with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa). Current research projects investigate the diversity of environmental values; agriculture and food security; tropical deforestation; and community-based …

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Rees, Martin

Martin Rees is a cosmologist and space scientist. He is based in Cambridge, where he has been Director of the Institute of Astronomy, a Research Professor, and, until recently, Master of Trinity College. He was President of the Royal Society during 2005–2010, and in 2005 was appointed to the House of Lords. He lectures, writes and …

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Rands, Mike

Mike Rands is Executive Director of the CCI. After an early career as a research ecologist studying farmland wildlife populations in the UK, he developed and directed a programme of multidisciplinary conservation projects in over 100 countries for an international conservation organisation (ICBP). In 1996 Mike was appointed Chief Executive of the global conservation partnership, BirdLife …

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Porteous, Katrina

Katrina Porteous is a poet, historian and broadcaster, much of whose work involves a detailed and loving celebration of the people, landscapes and wildlife of the Northumbrian coast where she lives. She has written extensively about local inshore fishing traditions, and often works in collaboration with artists and musicians, including painter James Dodds (Longshore Drift) and …

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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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