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18th August 2017

6000 birds in a year - Arjan Dwarshuis 10:00 am - 10:45 am
In 2016 Arjan set a new world record: over the course of 366 days he observed 6851 bird species in...

The Heart and Soul of Birdfair – Birds and Projects, past and present 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Birdfair and BirdLife International take you on a journey to show how your money and support continue to bring new...

Moth Trapping – Live on the Events screen! 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
World-famous insect artist Richard Lewington and moth-expert Phil Sterling (co-author of the British Wildlife Field Guide to Micro Moths) will...

Debate: The Politics of Wildlife Protection in Britain - chaired by Mike Dilger 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Panel : Dominic Dyer - Chief Executive Badger Trust & Policy Adviser Born Free Foundation Chris Luffingham - Director League...

Wild Light – the natural world seen through the lens of Simon King 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Simon King has been filming and photographing wildlife for well over 40 years. In this presentation he reflects on some...

Conserving critical critters - chaired by Ceri Levy 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Panel: Mark Carwardine – Zoologist and conservationist Debbie Pain – Director of Conservation WWT Nick Baker - Naturalist and TV...

Debate: Brexit & the Environment: the way forward - chaired by Rob Lambert 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
As Britain leaves the EU, will our environment suffer or prosper?  Will EU legislation be easily translatable into British statutes,...

The BBRC Carl Zeiss Award - hosted by Simon King and Paul French 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Carl Zeiss has been the main sponsor of the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) since the 1980s, and the Carl...

RSPB Birders Lecture in association with British Birds - The Art of Finding Rare Birds 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Three top birders, well known for uncovering rare birds, take you through some of their adventures. Graham Catley, Killian Mullarney...

Should wildlife film making be more than just visually stunning armchair entertainment? Chaired by Dominic Dyer 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
With: Chris Packham – Naturalist and Broadcaster Mark Carwardine - Zoologist and Conservationist Mary Colwell - Natural History Film Producer...

19th August 2017

Mark Carwardine - Was it really the LAST CHANCE TO SEE? 10:00 am - 10:45 am
It is now 30 years since Mark first travelled around the world with Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhiker's Guide...

Chris Packham - Tales from the Frontline of Conservation 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Hear from Birdlife Malta and the Committee Against Bird Slaughter about what’s been going on in Malta and Cyprus, and...

Mike Dilger - So you want to be a wildlife presenter?! 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Presenting is widely considered to be a ‘Carlsberg job’, in other words 'probably the best job (beer) in the world’....

A Question of Stork chaired by Stephen Moss 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Light-hearted and fun quizzing for all the family! Once again, we pitch Birdfair’s Tim Appleton's team against Jim Lawrence of...

Wild Light – the natural world seen through the lens of Simon King 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Simon King has been filming and photographing wildlife for well over 40 years. In this presentation he reflects on some...

Bird Brain of Britain - chaired by Stephen Moss 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sponsored by Swarovski Optik How much do the birding experts know under pressure? That pressure is even greater when it’s...

The British Trust for Ornithology present: Chris Packham with The Bird Photographer of the Year Awards 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bird Photographer of the Year Awards are a collaboration between the British Trust for Ornithology and Nature Photographers Ltd,...

Sacha Dench & Mike Dilger - Flight of the swans - lessons from the air 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Sacha Dench is a conservationist by training with two decades experience of engaging people with conservation issues.  Last year Sacha...

An Evening with Steve Backshall 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
TV Presenter, adventurer and wildlife expert Steve Backshall talks about his most memorable expeditions and encounters on our incredible planet....

20th August 2017

Sunday Christian Service with A Rocha 9:15 am - 9:45 am
A celebration of God’s creation, led by A Rocha – Christians in Conservation

Ask the Experts - chaired by Miranda Krestovnikoff 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Miranda will take questions from the floor and direct them to her expert of choice…ensuring entertainment as well as education....

Steve Backshall - Adventures with wildlife around the world   11:00 am - 11:45 am
Join Steve Backshall as he talks about his adventures with wildlife around the world. Steve is a wildlife expert travelling...

Bill Oddie - Tales of a Ludicrous Bird Gardener - Definitely not just another book about wildlife gardening 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Hear Birdfair favourite Bill talk about his latest book - an autobiographical look at his gardens, with the narrative covering...

Birdless Pointbrain - chaired by Mike Dilger, assisted by Neil Glenn 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The popular television quiz show Pointless gets a unique Birdfair makeover and returns for a third year. As usual, four...

Wild Light – the natural world seen through the lens of Simon King 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Simon King has been filming and photographing wildlife for well over 40 years. In this presentation he reflects on some...

The Wildlife Trusts present: Tales of Beatrix Potter 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Back for its third year by popular demand, The Wildlife Trusts have coerced, bribed and begged some of their VIPs...

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