James is a highly acclaimed speaker having entertained a variety of audiences with his unique perspective on conservation, combining science, personal experience and optimism. He has spoken at NGOs, schools, businesses and prestigious events including TEDx and international conferences. Talks are heavily tailored to specific events or occasions and can draw on a variety of topics, from challenging expeditions and field research to aspects of motivation and team development. All are illustrated with moving photography from around the world. Please use the contact form below for more information.

About James:

James Borrell is a UK based conservation biologist with a passion for challenging expeditions, citizen science and cutting-edge research. With experience on conservation projects around the world and at home, James shares positive real life stories to motivate the public to take renewed interest in our natural world.

Recent events have included TEDxQMUL, Explore at the Royal Geographical Society as well as guest lectures at Earthwatch and the Royal Over-Seas League. James has also spoken at significant international conferences in ecology and citizen science.

Upcoming Talks:

5th Oct: LiketoBe Seminar, Plymouth

22th Oct: Yestival (tickets here)

2nd Nov: Emanuel School

7th Nov: The Lunar Club, London

18th Nov: Explore, Royal Geographical Society (tickets here)

19th Nov: ‘Life on the Edge’ film premier (tbc)

29th Nov: Oxford University Expedition Society

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“It was refreshing to have a speaker who talked with such passion”

– City of London Freemen’s

“You gave a splendid talk – cogent, passionate, clear and compelling.”

– David Rhind CBE FRS

“You had the audience hanging off your every word.”

– Lieutenant General Peter Pearson CB CBE

Speaking Enquiry:

If you would like to book James for a speaking event, or for more information, please fill out the form below.