Nicola Chester and Sophie Pavelle

Nicola Chester and Sophie Pavelle talk nature, wildlife, climate change and protest with eco-journalist and poet Julian Bishop.

Part memoir, part nature writing, On Gallows Down is the story of a life shaped by landscape, by an enduring love of nature and the fierce desire to protect, honour and celebrate it, and was shortlisted for the 2022 Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing. In Forget Me Not, Sophie Pavelle takes the reader on a low-carbon journey around Britain in search of animals and habitats threatened by extinction in the next few decades.

Nicola Chester won BBC Wildlife magazine’s Nature Writer of the Year Award in 2003 and has written a regular column for the RSPB members’ magazine Nature’s Home (formerly Birds) for over 13 years. She grew up alongside the environmental and political battlegrounds of Greenham Common and the Newbury Bypass protests.

Sophie Pavelle is known for her contemporary twist on nature and science writing. Sophie works as Communications Coordinator for Beaver Trust and presented their award-winning documentary Beavers Without Borders. She is an Ambassador for the Wildlife Trusts and sits on the RSPB England Advisory Committee. She writes for New Scientist, National Geographic Traveller, The Guardian, The Metro, BBC Countryfile, BBC Wildlife and Coast magazines.

Event Information

Event Date Sat 25 Feb 11:00 am
Individual Price £8.00
Venue Shepherd Neame Old Brewery Store