This year was no different, my personal highlights included the whirlwind tour of all the things we don’t know from Sam Jones (for example, the Nechisar nightjar known from only a single wing!).
That was closely followed by Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop‘s incredibly moving talk about connecting schools in the middle east with those in the UK (it’s called My Voice My School, if you want to find out more).
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to say a few words too, and Matt Burke kindly caught a little bit of it on camera, below.
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”