James Borrell is a biodiversity scientist and science communicator researching how people and nature can adapt to environmental change.
5 Things that Ordinary People Could Learn from David Attenborough
1. Sometimes the most important things to say can be made so obvious, that they don’t need to be said. Few people could present intelligent wild animals such as these Orangutan in such a delicate and sensitive light – food for thought, indeed.
2. At the same time, if something is truly worth doing, then it might be worth dedicating your life to it.
3. Take equal pleasure in the smallest things…
…and the greatest – very specifically, it’s his face at 00:20 (and 89 years old!)
4. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, life simply doesn’t go to plan. Relax and enjoy the beauty of it.
5. And like all good things, strive to get better with age.
James is a highly acclaimed public speaker, delivering keynotes, lectures and debates to a wide range of audiences including students, the public, conservation practioners and scientists. Rather than further polarizing already divisive conservation topics, James aims to explain the complexity and nuance of conservation. What we choose to do over the next five decades, will profoundly influence the diversity of life on eath for the next 5 million years. It’s never been a more important, or more exciting time to be a conservationist.
“You had the audience hanging off your every word.”
“You gave a splendid talk – cogent, passionate, clear and compelling.”
Fellow of the Royal Society,
“Interesting, informative and pitched at exactly the right level for our students.”
Academic summer school
“It was refreshing to have a speaker who talked with such passion”