Join us on Wednesday 16th September for our Pi Meet the Author Evening, with Jonathan Elphick.
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.
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- Monthly Pi Singles Evenings
- Food and Drink Masterclasses
- Mid-Week Cheeky Supper Nights
- Book Club Nights hosted by authors
- Pi Comedy Nights
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- Singles Running Club
- Singles Cycling Club
- Singles Golf days
- Long weekends away
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