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17th August 2018

Philippines: Island treasures - how to entertain 60 million people by Mike Dilger 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Not content with regularly preaching about the glories of wildlife to a British audience of around five million on the...

The heart & 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 you how your money and support continue to bring...

Never, Ever, Ever, Write a Field Guide - by Mark Carwardine 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
We all use field guides. We take them for granted. But what is actually involved in putting one together? Can...

The Making of Big Cat Legacy with Jonathan and Angie Scott 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Award winning wildlife photographers, authors and television presenters Jonathan and Angela Scott celebrate the joys and heartache of filming their...

'Then and Now' - 30 years (and a bit) on planet Earth with Simon King 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Simon King reflects on the state of the planet over the past 30 years. Illustrated with images from his travels...

Best Ever Days - The World Series - Chaired by Chris Gooddie 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
An international version of the 'Best Days with British Birds’ which ran in 2015! Here we will have a four-way verbal...

The Plastics Debate: can we save our seas and ourselves? Chaired by Rob Lambert 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Recently, the tele-visual feast of Blue Planet II both wowed and shocked the British public, stimulating immediate widespread popular and political debate (from workplaces...

Would I fly to you? - chaired by Stephen Moss 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
How much can you trust birding celebrities? Do you really know about them? This new quiz will let you see...

The RSPB birders lecture in association with British Birds - A ten-year raptor quest 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dick Forsman, a world expert on raptor identification, shares fascinating stories from the ten years he spent researching his book...

18th August 2018

How to be an Urban Birder with David Lindo 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Want to know how to have the most fun and good times with your clothes on? Then let David Lindo...

It’s time for photographers to Remember Wildlife with Margot Raggett, Mark Carwardine, Jonathan and Angela Scott 11:00 am - 11:45 am
The ‘Remembering Wildlife’ charity book-series was created by photographer Margot Raggett after she saw a poached elephant in 2014. She...

How are you feeling Mrs Nightingale? with Chris Packham 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Packham and Peacey, and friends bring you an brief update from the coal face of conservation, problems and progress in...

A Career with Wildlife with Iolo Williams 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Hear about Iolo's early life in mid-Wales, the RSPB years and then moving on to telly! This talk will have...

'Then and Now' - 30 years (and a bit) on planet Earth with Simon King 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Simon King reflects on the state of the planet over the past 30 years. Illustrated with images from his travels...

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 its...

The British Trust for Ornithology present: Chris Packham with the Bird Photographer of the Year Awards 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
The 2017 competion received thousands of entries from all around the world and were blessed with some absolutely stunning photographs....

The wolves return to the UK - Exclusive screening of interview with George Monbiot and Anneka Svenska 5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Wildlife Presenter and Wolf Enthusiast Anneka Svenska meets Rewilding Expert George Monbiot and discusses the very possible reintroduction of the...

19th August 2018

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' 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Questions from the floor please! Expect entertainment as well as education. With Jess French, Dominic Couzens and Dawn Balmer.  Other panelists to...

ReWild - how to get a little more wild into your life and why its important with Nick Baker 11:00 am - 11:45 am
As our busy, technology-driven lives become more sedentary and less connected to wildlife, it is important to remember the natural,...

It shouldn't happen to a wildlife presenter! with Nigel Marven 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Humorous encounters with dinosaurs and sea monsters,  near misses with alligators and Megalodon. Worm eating slugs and trained mallards with...

Birdless Point Brain chaired by Mike Dilger, ably assisted Neil Glenn 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The popular television game show Pointless gets another unique Birdfair makeover. Four teams try to score the fewest points possible...

'Then and Now' - 30 years (and a bit) on planet Earth with Simon King 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Simon King reflects on the state of the planet over the past 30 years. Illustrated with images from his travels...

The Wildlife Trusts’ present The Wind in the Willows 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Now in its fourth year, The Wildlife Trusts will once again be performing the annual Birdfair pantomime, starring some of...