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Topical Talks; a series of short interviews with local experts

24th June 2021

Each month throughout 2021 we are talking to a local expert about all things countryside and nature

Topical Talks is a new project by CPRE Gloucestershire launched in 2021. Each month of the year we chat online with a local person about their area of expertise. We’ve had some really interesting talks so far, from foraging to rewilding to biodiversity to volunteering with CPRE!

All of the videos are around 10 minutes long so the perfect thing to watch with a cuppa while you’re taking a break from work, parenting, or whatever else keeps you busy.

January to June

The full list so far. Click the links below to watch the videos.

January: Rewilding with Anselm Guise at Elmore Court

February: Dark skies with astronomer Dr Neil Havard

March: Foraging with Rob Gould, Cotswold Forager

April: Soil and farming with Helen Browning of the Soil Association

May: Biodiversity Matters with Dr Phoebe Carter AND Helping our bees and the B-Lines project with Hayley Herridge at Buglife

June: Volunteering at CPRE Gloucestershire with Ashley Smith

We have some really exciting talks coming up for the second half of the year. We’ll share them on our social media pages and our Youtube channel, and on the Topical Talks page of our website.

About our Interviewer

Mark Hurrell has lived in Gloucestershire for over 30 years and was the editor of BBC Radio Gloucestershire from 2002 to 2016. His career in the media has been long and varied including a spell at BBC Points West TV where he was a regular presenter and reporter. Mark also worked on the BBC‘s coverage of WW1 and other major projects. He is a governor at the King’s School, Gloucester and was involved in the setting up of the Pied Piper appeal. In his spare time Mark is a keen amateur singer and supporter of Gloucester Rugby.

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