2017

2017

Waters, Steve

Steve Waters is a playwright who also writes for television and radio. His plays include Limehouse(Donmar Warehouse, 2017), Temple (Donmar 2015), The Contingency Plan (The Bush Theatre 2009) and the monologue In a Vulnerable Place (2014), all published by Nick Hern Books. His work for radio includes Deep Swimmer (R4, 2016) and Bretton Woods (R3, 2014). Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the …

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Smit, Tim

Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Gardens of Heligan with John Nelson, and today Heligan is one of the UK’s best loved gardens. Tim is Executive Vice-Chairman, and Co-founder of the multi Award winning Eden Project in Cornwall. Eden began as a dream in 1995 and …

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Sheldon, Rob

Rob Sheldon has been on OSME Council since 2009 and Chairman since 2013. A student placement researching Houbara Bustards at the National Avian Research Center, UAE, in 1995/96 inspired an interest in ornithological research and Middle Eastern conservation. Between 1999-2001, Rob undertook his PhD thesis on the breeding success and chick survival of the Northern …

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Scales, Helen

Helen Scales is an author, documentary-maker and oceans expert. Among her BBC Radio documentaries she’s searched for the perfect wave and explored the dream of living underwater; she’s also discussed the scientific wonders of the deep with Robin Ince and Brian Cox on The Infinite Monkey Cage and donated an aquarium tank of pregnant male seahorses to The Museum …

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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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Richardson, Rosamund

Rosamond Richardson was an author, journalist, essayist and walker who was at her happiest wandering about in wild places. Author of several books about things natural, including the international bestseller Country Wisdom, she wote for The Countryman and contributed regularly to Countryside NFU magazine. She had a special interest in our relationship with wild flowers and trees, their …

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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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Perks, Jack

Jack Perks is a wildlife photographer specialising in freshwater fish. Wildlife has always been his passion and inspiration throughout his career as a Natural History photographer. His early memories are fishing with a net and ice cream tub catching bullheads and tadpoles which eventually lead to him picking up a camera and documenting wildlife. His main …

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Parry, James

James Parry is a writer and consultant specialising in history, heritage, wildlife and the environment. After training as a conservation officer with English Heritage, he joined the British Council, working in East Africa and the Middle East before returning to the UK to do a Master’s degree and then joining the National Trust as its academic …

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Owen, Alice

Alice Owen is an environment professional with 12 years’ experience in protected area management and wildlife conservation in East Africa. She has practical experience in the challenges of wildlife management, including conservation of biodiversity hotspots in areas of rural poverty. She is now a UK resident and is currently undertaking a Master’s degree course in Wildlife …

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