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Events, training courses and practical opportunities to help conserve local wildlife form a major part of our activities. See featured events below. For a full list with details download the What's On Events Guide

Celebrity Lecture

Events in the Celebrity Lecture category

Alice Roberts – Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World

Friday 9th February

Event Type: Celebrity Lecture | Wildlife Talk | Broxtowe

How do you tame wildness? For thousands of years our ancestors existed in a world where they depended on wild plants and animals. They were hunter-gatherers - consummate survival experts navigating the opportunities and threats the world offered. Then a revolution happened: we started to domesticate wild species and they became crucial to our own survival and success. Alice Roberts is an anthropologist, writer and broadcaster, and is currently Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She has presented several landmark BBC series including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Coast, and The Celts. Her recent book on evolutionary biology, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 2015. Join her at the Pearson Centre, Beeston, Nottingham for an evening talk, Q&A and book signing. 7.30-10.00pm, doors open 6.30pm. £18.95, refreshments available. Booking essential: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.
THIS TALK TAKES THE PLACE OF THE SCHEDULED EVENING WITH GORDON BUCHANAN WHICH IS NOW TAKING PLACE IN AUTUMN 2018 (DATE TBC)

Simon Barnes – A View from a Mountain

Friday 16th February

Event Type: Idle Valley | Celebrity Lecture | Wildlife Talk | Bassetlaw

Simon Barnes is an author and journalist. He has written a wildlife opinion column in The Times and his outspoken, and sometimes controversial, views champion wildlife conservation in Britain and beyond. During his lecture he’ll talk about his views on conservation in the UK and discuss how species protection is of paramount importance and requires people to speak out in order to successfully conserve wildlife. Join Simon at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford, DN22 8SG for this talk, Q&A and book-signing. 7.30-10.00pm, doors open 6.30pm. £9.95, refreshments available. Booking essential: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.

Martin Hughes-Games - Courting Controversy: The Art and Artifice of Wildlife Film Making

Saturday 17th February

Event Type: Celebrity Lecture | Wildlife Talk | Broxtowe

Martin is best known as one of the presenters on the BBC’s Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch series. Join him at the Pearson Centre, Beeston, Nottingham for an evening talk, Q&A and book signing. His talk will take a look at how wildlife film makers produce amazing footage and discuss the techniques used to get the shots they want. 7.30-10.00pm, doors open 6.30pm. £18.95, refreshments available. Booking essential: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.

George McGavin - A World of Bugs

Friday 16th March

Event Type: Idle Valley | Celebrity Lecture | Wildlife Talk | Bassetlaw

George McGavin is best known for his BBC series The Incredible Human Hand, Prehistoric Autopsy and Monkey Planet. George is an entomologist, author, academic, television presenter and explorer. Join George at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford, DN22 8SG for an evening talk, Q&A and a chance to meet him. During his talk he’ll introduce us to his amazing work on insects throughout the world. He’ll cover their biology, conservation and their importance in the world. After a break he’ll take your questions and you’ll have a chance to meet him at the end of the evening. 7.30-10.00pm, doors open 6.30pm. £16.95-£18.95, refreshments available. Booking essential: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.

James Wong – How to Eat Better

Saturday 24th March

Event Type: Celebrity Lecture | Broxtowe

Botanist and broadcaster James Wong strips away the fad diets and superfood fixations to give a straight-talking scientist’s guide to making everyday foods far healthier (and tastier) simply by changing the way you SELECT, STORE and COOK them. Put your views forward, and find out what James thinks at the end of the evening during the Q&A and followed by a chance to meet James during a book-signing and photo opportunity. The Pearson Centre Beeston, Nottingham, 7.30-10.00pm, doors open 6.30pm. £18.95, refreshments available. Booking essential: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.

 

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