George Monbiot’s Coleridge Lecture 2015

Charismatic, outspoken, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, sheep hater, rewilding proponent, journalist, activist... – all of these words could be used to describe the environmentalist George Monbiot. Yesterday evening I was fortunate enough to be able to attend his most recent lecture in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building at Bristol University, part of the Coleridge … Continue reading George Monbiot’s Coleridge Lecture 2015

The biodiversity challenge in Europe

Yesterday evening I attended the 43rd Annual Bristol University Alumni Convocation Lecture. The subject chosen was something of great interest to me personally, 'Biodiversity in Europe', delivered by Dr Hans Friedrich, who only recently left his post as the European Regional Director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Dr Friedrich, a Dutch geographer … Continue reading The biodiversity challenge in Europe

Bristol University Conservation Group wins Award

This post is unashamedly personal for which I would normally apologise. However, I think that this group deserves every bit of publicity it can get, so even a post on a very minor blog with a dedicated but small blogging community such as this is worth writing. Last night I was invited to attend the … Continue reading Bristol University Conservation Group wins Award