I’ve always been fascinated by flight. When I was little I watched anything that flew, including birds. This led to my passion for wildlife and ultimately my vocation.
I’ve been actively involved in nature conservation since 1984 and in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2007 I received an MBE for “Services to wildlife” which I accepted on behalf of the wildlife charity I co-founded in 1988 and still work for today.
I’ve been public speaking for well over thirty years. I take great care in preparing my presentations and I’ve been humbled by the compliments they’ve received such as “brilliant”, “inspiring”, and “the best talk we’ve ever had”.
Since 2017 I’ve become increasingly concerned about our global situation – the loss of species and what scientists are saying about climate change – so I’ve been finding out what impact this might have at home and what we can do about it.
About my Talk...
The talk lasts 55 to 70 minutes but there’s always lots of questions afterwards so (if you can) I suggest you allow up to 80 minutes for the whole event. If this is a problem I can present a 40 minute version (although the full-length version is more highly recommended). I can present it to audiences anywhere via Zoom and in person across Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, and Somerset. I bring my own equipment which is PAT tested. All you need to provide is an electricity socket, a small table and a glass of water – thanks!
I also give different talks on behalf of the Barn Owl Trust but these are not free. Please see https://www.barnowltrust.org.uk/about-the-barn-owl-trust/adult-group-talks/
Free of charge. My talk will be entirely funded by donations received from previous talks. Any donation you make will only be used to fund future talks.