2023

Borodale, Sean

Sean Borodale, born in London in 1973 is an artist and poet. He was one of the Granta New Poets in 2012, and his debut collection Bee Journal was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and Costa Award. Other collections include the much praised  Inmates, Asylum and Human Work. He is currently research fellow in print and text at the Slade School […]

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Rodríguez, Iokiñe

Iokiñe Rodríguez is an Associate Researcher from the School of International Development  (DEV) at UEA. She trained as a sociologist in Venezuela, and uses local environmental knowledge and participatory action-research to help resolve environmental conflicts and achieve environmental justice in Latin America. As part of DEVs Global Environmental Justice Group, her work on environmental conflict transformation focuses on

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Baker, John

John Baker has had a life-long interest in amphibians and reptiles.  He first visited East Anglia to search for pool frogs, unsuccessfully, at Thompson Common in 1996.  He became involved with the species reintroduction when the first frogs were translocated from Sweden in 2005.  Since then he has monitored the established population.  He developed head-starting

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Candelin, George

George, on left, outside Oxford University Museum of Natural History Endowed with the title ‘Keeper of the Swifts’, I have been monitoring the 167 nesting boxes in the tower of the University Museum weekly, over the breeding season, for 28 years. A ringer for 30 years, I have ringed over 1,000 swifts using rings supplied

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Willey, Tim

Tim Willey is a practitioner and teacher of applied ecology and sculpture, working with universities and workshops both in the UK and abroad. Tim completed a master’s degree in sculpture followed by several years researching the relationship between ecological systems and the evolution of material culture, for which he was awarded a Doctorate. He is

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Hudston, Sara

Sara Hudston is an eco-writer and publisher who writes about the living world and the spirit of place. A regular contributor to the Guardian Country Diary, she is also commissioning editor at Hazel Press, an independent publisher producing short books focusing on arts and the environment. All Hazel Press books are printed using pioneering eco-print methods and materials. See https://sarahudston.co.uk/

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Pomroy, Jonathan

Jonathan Pomroy  is a landscape and wildlife artist from North Yorkshire. Working in all winds and weathers, he prefers to sketch in watercolour. Swifts have been a passion since childhood- attracting swifts to nest boxes over twenty years has enabled him to sketch many aspects of their behaviour. He manages Helmsley Swifts and is a

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Williamson, Tom

Tom Williamson is Professor of Landscape History at the University of East Anglia and has lived in Norfolk since 1984. He has researched and written on agricultural history, landscape archaeology, and the history of landscape design, as well as on aspects of historical ecology and habitat history. His books on the latter subjects include Water

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Bloomfield, Andy

Andy Bloomfield was born in 1967 in Holkham Park, son of the Shepherd. He has spent his life studying birds and natural history in the Holkham and Wells area. He has written two books; Birds of the Holkham Area in 1993 and North Norfolk’s Wildlife in 2008 as well as contributing to many ornithological journals

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Baczkowska, Helen

Helen Baczkowska is a writer and ecologist living in rural Norfolk.  Her writing is largely non-fiction and explores the histories, both natural and human, of places, as well as memories of 30 years as an environmental campaigner. Helen has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and in 2021, was shortlisted

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