Talks

Sunrise over the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire c Nigel HootonSunrise over the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire c Nigel Hooton

Are you looking for an engaging speaker for your group?

If you are looking for a talk from a representative of the Trust, please get in touch.  Please bear in mind that we receive a high number of requests for our speakers and we are not able to fulfill every one.  We will work with you to arrange a speaker but are often not able to book in a talk more than three months in advance.

We can offer talks on the following topics for groups from 15 to over 100 people of all ages and levels of wildlife knowledge.  Our talks cover our work and nature reserves, Worcestershire's wildlife and garden wildlife and birds.

Talks last between 45 minutes and an hour to suit your group and cost £50 for 2018 dates, inclusive of travel expenses.

For bookings and enquiries please email us or call 01905 754919.

For information about speakers from outside the Trust who give talks on wildlife-related themes, you can download our speakers' directory (please note that this is currently in the process of being updated, September 2018).

Our Speakers

We have a team of speakers who can come out and deliver the talks listed above. Read on to find out more about who will be giving your talk.

Gordon Forrest is a wildlife photographer, speaker and author of several books about Worcestershire's wildlife and countryside. He is a regular speaker to Wildlife Trust local groups, RSPB, Women's Institute, Gardening Clubs, Rotary, Probus, U3A and many more.

Roger Pannell taught science, principally biology, in the Black Country for 35 years. He has been a Trust member for about 35 years and an active member of the Stourbridge Local Group Committee for most of that time. Throughout his career Roger enjoyed involving children in wildlife activities both formally and informally. He also has a particular interest in birds.

Richard Cory was born, bred and is still living in Wilden to the north of the county. He has been a member of the Trust for nearly 40 years and until recently he was the chairman of the Wyre Forest Local Group for 22 years. Like many, he was first introduced to wildlife through bird watching as a child but developed a love and wider interest of the living world, particularly the natural history of woodland and its management. His speciality is The Secret Life of Garden Birds.

Terry Green was an Animal Care Lecturer at Pershore College, specialising in wildlife topics for 16 years before retiring. He has given talks to a wide range of groups and his specialism is hedgehogs.

Sue Duffield is formerly a full time teacher but is now an Education and Development Officer at a museum. She is interest in all aspects of heritage including natural history and landscape. She is a member and volunteer with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust as well as support other wildlife charities in their work.