2018

2018

Young, Barbara

Barbara, Baroness Young of Old Scone, is a Member of the House of Lords with special interests, among others, in the environment, agriculture , natural resources and climate change. She is Chancellor at Cranfield University and her voluntary positions include President of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust; Honorary President of the South Georgia Heritage …

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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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Wallbank, Christopher

Christopher Wallbank is a drawer, painter and printmaker. His work explores pictorial space and the experience of landscape, more often than not in the wild environments where he is most at home working in response to the changing elements and rhythm of nature. He is interested in the role visual art can play in presenting …

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Vogley, Faye

Faye is a behavioural ecologist whose research has looked at our own and other species’ evolution and behaviour. After years of working as a field biologist, she now focuses her efforts on building a bridge between the scientific community and general public through effective communication. She currently works for the British Trust for Ornithology as …

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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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Smith, Ben

Ben Smith is a writer and lecturer in Creative Writing at Plymouth University, specializing in fiction, poetry and environmental literature, with a particular focus on oceans, waste and the ‘Anthropocene’. His first poetry pamphlet, Sky Burials, was published by Worple Press, and his poetry and criticism has appeared in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies. He …

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Smith, Jos

Jos Smith. Jos is a poet and lecturer at UEA where he teaches, among other things, a module of ‘writing place’. Originally from Canterbury, he has also lived in Liverpool, Nottingham and Exeter before settling in Norwich. His essays and poetry have appeared in a range of UK journals, magazines, pamphlets, and anthologies and all explore …

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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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Rose, Laurence

Laurence Rose is a conservationist, naturalist, composer and author.  His first book in over twenty years, The Long Spring seems, now it is written, to be about making and un-making connections:  places, connected by the migrations of birds; people, connected to place by nature and history; and cultural (dis/re)connection between people and the rest of …

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Robertson, Derek

Derek Robertson has been a professional wildlife artist for 30 years. His work exhibits internationally and has won numerous awards including the BBC Wildlife Art “Visions of Nature” award. He has written and presented a number of TV programs including Drawn from Wild Places and Portrait of the Wild and has written numerous books including …

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