June 27th – July 1st: I was back up at Preston New Road to join the Block Around the Clock to remind Cuadrilla that they do not, and never will have a social licence to frack.

IMG_1612February 14th 2018: I gave a talk at the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Group meeting – it was a great chance to talk about peatlands, where they are found, why they are important and the threats that they face! Thanks for having me.

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Presenting at the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Group meeting, Photos by Sarah Cook.


January 25th 2018: I graduated finally with my PhD! What a journey it has been – thanks to everyone who supported me along the way!

October 18th and 19th: I attended a workshop organised by the Borneo Nature Foundation and the University of Exeter to discuss challenges and opportunities relating to fire and other conservation issues in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. See the BNF report here.

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September 16th, 2017: Keynote speaker at the International School of Hilversum. Photos are available here (photos are by Christel Bisman), and transcript of the speech here. It was a fantastic experience and chance for me to share my passion for peatlands!

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July 25th, 2017: Rolling Resistance in Lancashire (Leicester Friends of the Earth)

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July 13th, 2017: Grenfell fundraiser blog post (by The Exchange)