I am available for talks, as long as you don’t mind paying a moderate fee and expenses. I get as much pleasure from talking to primary school children as to the Women’s Institute, university research groups or wildlife groups. The talks range from the academic to the downright silly. Subject areas I tend to concentrate on are:
- Hedgehogs – what are they and why should we care?
- Hedgehogs – a day-long workshop on their ecology and how ecological management can help.
- Linescapes – Remapping and Reconnecting Britain’s Fragmented Wildlife.
- Creative writing – the story of an ‘Accidental Author.’
- Lulled by Liking – a deep workshop examining our relationship with nature.
- The Beauty in the Beast – a natural history story about love and tattoos.
- Wildlife management – should the Uist hedgehogs have been killed?
- The iconography of the hedgehog.
I am a regular commentator in the media talking principally about wildlife and conservation issues – but also many broader environmental stories. I was described by comedian Fred Macaulay as ‘the conscience’ of his radio show on BBC Scotland (which is a step up from being their ‘eco-worrier’). I have a few regular slots on my local BBC Oxford, but perhaps my greatest achievement was making John Humphreys laugh on the Today Programme.
I am comfortable in front of both cameras and microphones.
phone: 07815 042 452
176 Campbell Road, Oxford, OX4 3NR, UK