Speaking

James has spoken to a wide variety of audiences from students to professionals and at schools and conferences. Talks are tailored to specific events and can cover a variety of topics drawing on experiences from expeditions and research to aspects of motivation and team development, illustrated with photography from around the world. Please use the contact form below for more information.

About James:

James Borrell is a writer, speaker and scientist, with a passion for fieldwork and expeditions. He is currently based in London. James runs this website, with the aim of encouraging aspiring conservationists. He blogs about fieldwork, motivation, adventure and getting involved. Here’s a few of the most popular pieces. James also produces a monthly newsletter. You can get in touch with him here.

Upcoming Talks:

16th January: Intrepid Explorers @ Kings College London

20th February: Citizen Cyberscience Summit, London

12th June: Hampton School, London

16th October: Royal Over-seas League, London

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Speaking Enquiry:

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

- City of London Freemen’s

James has spoken to a wide variety of audiences including the Royal Geographical Society, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the Royal Over-Seas League; at significant international conferences in ecology and citizen science; and at numerous secondary schools across the South of England.

Talks are tailored to specific events and can cover a variety of topics drawing on experiences from expeditions and research to aspects of motivation and team development, illustrated with photography from around the world. Previous presentations have included:

  • Science in the Amazon: An honest account of the challenges facing anyone trying to do science whilst living in the rainforest, and why you would want to.
  • In search of the Arabian Leopard: Experiences from James’s recent expedition to the Empty Quarter and Dhofar Mountains of Southern Oman.
  • Lessons From A Year of Citizen Science: A talk exploring how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.
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Testimonials:
He has a naturally engaging and charming style, whilst at the same time delivering a message of genuine interest and substance.Lloyd Figgins, Earthwatch Institute
You had the audience [...] hanging off your every word.Lieutenant General Peter Pearson CB CBE
A splendid talk [...] cogent, passionate, clear and compelling.David Rhind, FRS
THANK YOU! I think we'll have to get you to come speak again in the near future.Intrepid Explorers
A huge thank you for opening the summit in such a marvellous way.Muki Haklay, Citizen Cyberscience Summit
It was a fascinating insight into such an elusive animal and its precious pockets of habitat, told with professionalism and enthusiasm.Royal Geographical Society
We all found it most interesting and so well presented.Royal Over-Seas League
It was fantastic to hear positive conservation messages along with inspiring tales of his travels and research.Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
I really loved the Peruvian Amazon talk and could have listened for a great deal longer. What an intrepid young man!!Member of the audience
It was refreshing to have a speaker who talked with such passion.City of London Freemen's
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