James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
Friday Photo: Scott Centenary Reccy
Early in July last year I headed up to John O’Groats, the anticipated start of the Scott Centenary Sledge Pull. The plan was for a nation wide relay, with trains of youth powered sledges making their way the length of the country and we were tasked with reccying the route. Sadly, circumstances meant the original sledge pull could not go ahead, but fortunately, many schools and organisations have taken up the challenge, to remember Captain Scott and raise money or some excellent charities. You find out more about it (or get involved) here.
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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.”