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Hero or Villian? Ambitious lecture series set for fascinating finale with topical badger discussion

Monday 22nd February

Hero or Villian? Ambitious lecture series set for fascinating finale with topical badger discussion

Back in October 2015 Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s largest locally based environmental charity, launched an ambitious series of high profile lectures at its Idle Valley Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Retford.

Kicking off with environmental campaigner and journalist George Monbiot, the charity has been delighted that the programme has been a sell-out success so far and is now looking forward to welcoming high profile journalist and author Patrick Barkham for the final lecture in the series next month.

Mr Barkham, who writes for the Guardian and has published a number of books on natural history topics, will be speaking at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre on Friday March 4th. Patrick will talk about one of the country’s best loved yet most controversial creatures in his talk entitled The Badger, Hero or Villain?

Speaking about the programme, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Head of Communication said: “This lecture programme was a bit of a gamble for the Trust. Booking such high profile speakers has meant we’ve needed to sell lots of tickets for our events but they’ve all been sell outs so far and we are looking forward to welcoming Patrick Barkham to round off the programme. He’s a highly respected journalist and author and the subject matter couldn’t be more topical with government plans to roll out controversial badger culls as part of efforts to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis.”

Tickets for the event cost just £10 including a welcome drink at the Rural Learning Centre off North Road, Retford. 

Mr McDaid added: “The Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre owned by North Notts College has proved to be a very popular venue and we hope that our programme has helped put it on the map for this type of event. We’re really looking forward to hearing Patrick speak about these amazing creatures and the controversy that surrounds them.”

Tickets can be purchased directly at

www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/41138/chk/7fcc

by visiting www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/nature-reserves/idle-valley or by calling in at the Venue off North Road. For further details call  01777 713 945.

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