Recent and upcoming projects

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic most of the projects previously announced are on hold or cancelled. This page will be updated as and when the situation changes.

However, I am pleased to announce that my next book Framing Nature – conservation and culture is now finished and will be published by Gritstone Publishing on 1 October. A pre-publication offer will be available on this website from late July.

18th July 2020 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Gilbert White and my plans for a series of events for this have been postponed.  However, there will be an online festival to mark the day itself, with a talk and Q&A session from me. Details will be announced on my blog and events pages.

2020 is also the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. My planned project and broadcast retracing Beethoven’s walks in the countryside around Vienna, inspiration for his Pastoral Symphony may take place a year later than planned, in spring 2021.

I am currently writing and researching a new book, planning a research visit to India and working on various collaborations with other artists who are inspired by nature.

May 2020

Beethoven 250

“No-one can love nature as much as I do,” said Beethoven, who was born on or about 16th December 2020. ...

Throughout 2020

Gilbert White 2020

It is Gilbert White’s Tercentenary in 2020 and I will be playing my part in the celebrations. As well as...

Pictish eagle stone
Publication 2020

The next book

It has taken a few months longer than planned, but by the New Year I will have finished the manuscript of my current book.