25 November 2013: Bird Sense was short-listed for the Royal Society’s Winton Book Prize. The evening was hosted by Dara O Briain, who chatted with the six short-listed authors (all male!), after each had given a short reading from their book.
12 November 2011: BTO Northern Ireland Conference, Belfast: Wisdom of Birds
18 November 2011: ‘New Networks for Nature’ – Stamford: BIRD SENSE
22 November 2011: BBC Radio 3: Earth Music Bristol: Bird Song
5 December 2011: Klub Guttenberg, London: Bird Song and Music
13 December 2011: University of Sheffield Childrens’ Christmas Lecture: Birds are Amazing
26 January 2012: John Ray Society Cambridge: John Ray and Ornithology: John Ray
2 March 2012: Wootton Village: BIRD SENSE
20 March 2012: University of Sheffield Natural History Society: BIRD SENSE
28 March 2012: Oxford Literary Festival: BIRD SENSE
21 April 2012: London Wild Bird Watch BIRD SENSE
25 April 2012: ‘Bird Sense and Human Folly: writing science, writing fiction’, a joint event with writer Fiona Shaw at the University of Sheffield, discussing BIRD SENSE and Fiona’s new book: ‘A Stone’s Throw’.
9 May 2012: Sheffield Bird Study Group: Sheffield BIRD SENSE
11 May 2012: The Niko Tinbergen Lecture, Leiden: Title Darwin and Sexual Selection
14 May 2012: Bakewell Bird Study Group, Bakewell, Derbyshire: BIRD SENSE
7 June 2012: Hay on Wye Literary Festival: BIRD SENSE
19 June 2012: Stamford Raffles Lecture, Institute of Zoology: ‘The Study of Behaviour: Paradigms and Progress’
11 July 2012: Crosspool Festival, Sheffield: BIRD SENSE
25 July 2012: Buxton Festival: BIRD SENSE
19 August 2012: The Bird Fair: BIRD SENSE
6-7 October 2012: Ilkley Literature Festival: 6th 2pm BIRD SENSE talk; 7th AM bird walk
9 October 2012: Macclesfield RSPB group: BIRD SENSE
31 October 2012: Off the Shelf, Sheffield BIRD SENSE
5 November 2012 Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, USA: title tbc
6 November 2012: Linnaean Society of New York: American Museum of Natural History: BIRD SENSE
21 November 2012: Center for Life, Newcastle, BIRD SENSE
16 January 2013: Oxford University Biological Society: BIRD SENSE
29 January 2103: Scottish Wildlife Trust: BIRD SENSE
31 January 2013: Bramall Bookshop, Cheshire BIRD SENSE
6 March 2013: Cafe Scientifique, Halifax: BIRD SENSE
7 March 2013: Harrow School, London: BIRD SENSE
10 March 2013: Tyler’s Museum, Harlem, Netherlands: BIRD SENSE
11 March 2013: Niko Tinbergen Lecture, University of Leiden, Netherlands: BIRD SENSE
27 March 2013: Oxford Brookes University, Annual Research lecture
28 March 2013: Waterstones Bookshop, Sheffield: BIRD SENSE
29 March 2013: Little Atoms Radioshow:
8 June 2013: Cheltenham Science Festival: In conversation with James Watson
29 July 2013: SymBiose, University of Sheffield: BIRD SENSE
27-31 August 2013: European Ornithologists’ Union, plenary lecture: Ten Thousand Birds
8 October 2013: Cafe Scientifique, Leeds: BIRD SENSE
19 October 2013: Ilkley Literary Festival: in conversation with Mark Cocker
26 October 2013: Unknown Wales Conference: BIRD SENSE
30 October 2013: Manchester Science Festival: BIRD SENSE
4 November 2013: The Bernard Tucker Lecture, Oxford: BIRD SENSE
6 November 2013: Friends of Porter Valley, Sheffield: BIRD SENSE
11 November 2013: Probus (Professional & Business Club), Sheffield: BIRD SENSE
23 November 2013: Pembrokeshire Bird Club: BIRD SENSE
30 November 2013: SOVON, Netherlands: BIRD SENSE
245 January 2014: British Trust for Ornithology: BIRD SENSE
27 February 2014: British Science Association, Dundee: public lecture
4 March 2014: Dean Close School, Cheltenham
22 March 2014: Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, keynote speaker
27 March 2014: University of Padua, Italy
12 April 2014: African Bird Club, Natural History Museum, London