2022

Thomas, Chris

Professor Chris Thomas FRS is Director of the interdisciplinary Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity. He has written over 350 scientific publications and an acclaimed popular science book, Inheritors of the Earth: how nature is thriving in an age of extinction, which was listed in The Times, Economist & Guardian Books of the Year for 2017.  […]

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Sowerby, Matt

Matt Sowerby is a writer and activist from Cumbria. He is the Director of Kirkby Lonsdale Poetry Festival and writes a newsletter called How to Stay Hopeful in a Climate Crisis. Matt is frequently inspired by the roots of words, activist history, and the spoken word. He has performed in the Houses of Parliament and

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Brennan, Kaye

Kaye Brennan is head of Campaigning and Organising for The Wildlife Trusts, where she empowers communities to play their part in defending nature. Kaye brings art, craftivism and creativity into policy-led campaigns, designed to ensure everyone can enjoy a wilder future. Kaye is also an active member of the writers group 26; believing in the

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Lloyd, Karen

Karen Lloyd is the writer in residence with Lancaster University’s Future Places Centre. Her most recent book, Abundance: Nature in Recovery (Bloomsbury, 2021) was longlisted for the James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Writing on Conservation in 2022. She has published two award-winning books with Saraband, The Gathering Tide: A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe

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Venn, Sarah

Sara Venn is a horticulturalist who left the industry ten years ago to support community food growing. She is a garden historian, writer, food and land activist and communicator who’s aims are supporting ecology and horticulture to work together. Sara runs Edible Bristol, a community growing and food justice organisation that supports everyone to grow

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Edmondson, Jill

Jill Edmondson is a senior lecturer in the School of Biosciences at the University of Sheffield.  Her interdisciplinary research focusses on understanding how we can design more sustainable and resilient urban ecosystems.  Current areas of research include understanding the ability of urban soils to support urban greenspaces and exploring the potential for urban horticultural production

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Andrews, Kerri

Kerri Andrews is the author of Wanderers: A History of Women Walking. She is editor of the forthcoming anthology of women’s writing about walking, Way Makers, and is also at work on the first ever edition of Nan Shepherd’s letters. She is a keen walker and lives in the Scottish Borders.

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Milner, Nicky

Professor Nicky Milner is a specialist in Mesolithic archaeology, Head of Archaeology at the University of York. She is director of excavations at Star Carr, the astonishing site in what is now a swathe of Yorkshire farmland, but 10,000 years ago was a teeming wetland environment visited seasonally by groups of hunter-gatherer people for more

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Morstang, Heidi

Heidi Morstang works with contemporary photography and experimental documentary film. Her work explores the significance of landscape and environmental change. Most of her works are created in the Nordic Arctic region, often in inter-disciplinary dialogue with scientists and various other academic disciplines. Her films have been screened at several international film festivals and her photographic

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Tate, Susie

Susie Tate is a dance artist working in education and health and wellbeing.  She develops projects with people living with health conditions and is particularly interested in how the arts can support people’s health and wellbeing when living with or recovering from illness.  Her creative approach allows people to find their own way into moving

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