Pi Singles Meet the Author Evening – Jonathan Elphick


September 16


07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Exeter

Magdalen Street, Exeter, EX2 4HY

Exeter, England, GB, EX2 4HY

Join us on Wednesday 16th September for our Pi Meet the Author Evening, with Jonathan Elphick.

About Jonathan

My many books include an award-winning field guide to the birds of Britain and Ireland, The Birdwatcher’s Handbook (published by BBC Worldwide, 2001); The National Parks and other wild places of Britain & Ireland (New Holland, 2002); Great Birds of Britain & Europe, Duncan Baird, 2008; the bestseller Birdsong, (Quadrille, 2012); and several major titles for the Natural History Museum: the 608-page title The World of Birds, the first half a detailed account of bird biology, and the second a survey of every bird family in the world (2014); a revised edition of the first half of that book, Birds: A complete guide to their biology and behaviour, was published in 2016, while a complete revision of the second half, Bird Families of the World, appeared in April last year; also, in 2018 the NHM published a fourth edition of my chronological survey of ornithological artists, Birds: The art of ornithology. Books I am currently working on include another book on bird art, this time for the Bodleian Library, and a memoir of my early days growing up as a naturalist in North Wales, interweaving science, lyrical description of landscape, history and literature in a tale of memory, loss, and landscape.

I spent 15 years as Specialist Researcher for both Birds Britannica, by Mark Cocker (Chatto & Windus, 2005) and Birds & People, by Mark Cocker and David Tipling (Random House, 2013), respectively the largest surveys of cultural attitudes to birds in Britain & Ireland, and worldwide. 

I have served for six years on the steering group of New Networks for Nature, with which I am still very much involved. This is a unique and broad alliance of individuals, from scientists and writers to visual artists and musicians, who work together to celebrate and defend nature as a crucial part of our identity and cultural heritage. 

Non-members are welcome to book this event and give Pi Society a try!

Pi Society membership starts with Social Membership at just £20 per month.

Whatever your level of membership – Diamond, Ruby, Social Plus or Social – you will be exclusively invited to the following events:

  • Monthly Pi Singles Evenings

  • Food and Drink Masterclasses 

  • Mid-Week Cheeky Supper Nights

  • Book Club Nights hosted by authors

  • Pi Comedy Nights

  • Special Pi Guided Walks/lunches

  • Special Pi Activities, including the PROMS, theatre breaks

  • Singles Running Club

  • Singles Cycling Club

  • Singles Golf days

  • Long weekends away

Register today at www.pisociety.co.uk for details.