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Each talk is followed by the opportunity to buy and have signed the Authors’ publications.

16th August 2019

A birder's journey to the BIG 300+ by Terry Wells 9:30 am - 10:00 am
A birder's personal journey that culminates in seeing 300+ birds in Britain in a year. Hands up if your career...

Lions to lynxes: Britain's forgotten native fauna by Ross Barnett 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Sponsored by Bloomsbury Britain is a land stripped bare of large animals. Just a geological eyeblink ago, during the last...

Working with nature around the world by Jeremy Purseglove 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
First hand reporting on how to save and still use the world's wild places. This lecture is based on Jeremy...

The red kite - Britain's most successful raptor? by Ian Carter and Dan Powell 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The return of the red kite in Britain and its prospects for the future. A look at the return of...

Ravens and people by Joe Shute 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Sponsored by Bloomsbury As ravens are returning to live once more along us, Joe Shute will unpick the powerful relationships...

The Secret Life of Flies by Erica McAlister 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Sponsored by Wild Sounds and Books Everything you every wanted to know about flies, and everything you didn't (but are...

Impacts of climate change on British wildlife by Trevor Beebee 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
How climate warming has affected the phenology and distributions of British species. The British climate has been warming up for...

The greater world of little things by Ross Gardner 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Greater World of Little Things - an alternative view on the natural world. It can safely be said that...

17th August 2019

The Orchid Hunter: searching for our tresses and twayblades by Leif Bersweden 9:30 am - 10:00 am
On one of the strangest pre-university gap years you’ve ever heard of, Leif Bersweden spent the summer of 2013 hunting...

Wilding - the return of nature to a British farm by Isabella Tree 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Sponsored by Wild Sounds and Books Isabella Tree tells the story of a daring wildlife experiment: the rewilding of Knepp...

Inspiring wildlife, inspiring people by Helen Roy 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sponsored by Bloomsbury People have been contributing their wildlife observations from across the UK for centuries. Simple biological records (what,...

365 Days Wild by Lucy McRobert 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Lucy McRobert is on a mission to make everyone happier and healthier by bringing them closer to nature. 365 Days...

30 Birds to See Before You Die by Dominic Couzens 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Based on the book "100 Birds to See Before You Die" co-written with David Chandler, this talk selects the top...

Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Sponsored by Wild Sounds and Books Joe Harkness speaks about the process of writing and crowdfunding his book, Bird Therapy,...

A Sparrow's Life's as Sweet as Ours by Carry Akroyd & John McEwen 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Sponsored by Bloomsbury Planning and preparing articles and illustrations for The Oldie magazine's Bird of the month column, and then...

The Cruellest Plume Of All by Tessa Boase 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
The fine, nuptial plumes of the Great and Little Egret were highly desirable millinery adornments for the Edwardian lady of...

Why the Poetry? by Stuart Medland 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The relationship between prose, poetic writing and image as juxtaposed within my natural history books. An exploration of the nature...

18th August 2019

Why the emperor is the perfect penguin! by Sue Flood 9:30 am - 10:00 am
I explain how I got into the very competitive field of a wildlife filmmaking and photography, and am one of...

Rebirding: Rewilding Britain & its Birds by Ben Macdonald 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Sponsored by Wild Sounds and Books Did you know that 94% of Britain isn’t built upon, that Snowdonia is larger...

Dark Skies: A Journey into the Wild Night by Tiffany Francis 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sponsored by Bloomsbury Author and artist Tiffany Francis spent a year exploring our landscapes at night, travelling around the UK...

Only a Poor Little Sparrow by Amy-Jane Beer 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Sparrows have lived alongside humans for millennia, closer than any other wild birds. It's a relationship that has brought them...

A Tabloid History of Birdwatching - behind the headlines by Paul Thomas 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
A Tabloid History of Birdwatching grew out of thirty years working on newspapers as a cartoonist and birdwatcher. Having written...

Getting to grips with birdsong by Adrian Thomas 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Sponsored by Bloomsbury Birdsong is the natural soundtrack to our lives and can evoke a powerful sense of time, place...

Can bird feeding save the world? by Darryl Jones 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
The significance of connecting with nature is increasingly being recognised as vitally important for human wellbeing. Even passive examples such...