James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
Friday Photo: Desert Stars
Perhaps the most noticeable difference when living back in England is the sudden presence of a roof, out in the desert there is no such thing and rarely clouds either. As such, an utterly brilliant starry sky is always in view arcing sedately across the night. We had tents, but didn’t feel any need or desire to use them except for storing kit, preferring to sleep out on the open sands all alone, save for the occasional nosy camel.
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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 had the audience hanging off your every word.”
“You gave a splendid talk – cogent, passionate, clear and compelling.”