to Thursday 14th September, 2023
Celebrating Conservation: James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Conservation 2023 author panel and live winner’s ceremony
The first of the festival’s afternoon sessions will be a lively, poignant and timely discussion and celebration of conservation, with all of this year’s accomplished Shortlisted authors in attendance. Focusing on our relationship with the environment and hopeful methods of conservation, hear from the experts in the field on saving our planet and natural resources.
Finally, the all-important live Winner’s announcement will take place, with The Wildlife Trusts CEO Craig Bennet unveiling this year’s winner.
The talks will conclude at 3.30pm, giving you plenty of time to explore the rest of the festival. There will be book signings with all the authors, immersive exhibitions, paper making workshops, food, drink & plenty more to keep you entertained.
Early afternoon line up:
Craig Bennett, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts, and Lee Schofield, RSPB Site Manager and author, celebrating conservation with award-winning science journalist, prolific author, broadcaster, and researcher Gaia Vince; author, environmental journalist and founder of Blue Marine Foundation, Charles Clover, whose book inspired a major award-winning documentary film on overfishing; COSTA Prize-winner Keggie Carew; professor, poet and author Tim Kendall; barrister, writer and farmer, Sarah Langford; professor, founding chair of Mammal Conservation Europe, and author of the government’s official census of British mammals Fiona Matthews; writer, researcher, and environmental campaigner Guy Shrubsole; environmental scientist and conservationist Sir John Lawton whose ‘Making Space for Nature’ report to Defra continues to have a major influence on conservation policy in the UK; Mark Cropper, sustainable paper maker and conservationist.
Tickets just £12.50
Finally, take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to buy James Cropper Wainwright Prize Merchandise to pick up on arrival at the event: