James Borrell is a biodiversity scientist and science communicator researching how people and nature can adapt to environmental change.
Does Conservation Work? || Future Challenges for Exploration || James Borrell
I first attended Explore as a green, keen, undergraduate. It was one of the best things I ever did, and I’m very luck now to call some of the regular attendees my friends. This year – the 40th anniversary! – I was chuffed to be asked to give a Friday night lecture.
This was a big deal for me. It’s not just a chance to get on stage and talk about yourself or your opinions, it’s a chance to stand in front of some of the most highly motivated, passionate and adventurous folks in the country. To have and hold their attention for twenty minutes, is a rare opportunity. I chose to speak about conservation and how far we’ve come. I hope I used it wisely.
A huge thank you to the Royal Geographical Society for inviting me, and huge kudos to Emily, Tom and Oliver who gave fantastic talks too.
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.
“It was refreshing to have a speaker who talked with such passion”
City of London Freemen's
“Interesting, informative and pitched at exactly the right level for our students.”
Academic summer school
“You gave a splendid talk – cogent, passionate, clear and compelling.”
Fellow of the Royal Society,
“You had the audience hanging off your every word.”