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John Lister-Kaye

The Dun Cow Rib: A Very Natural Childhood

John Lister-Kaye

Monday, 19 March 2018

6:00pm

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

One of Britain’s best-known naturalists, conservationists and nature writers Sir John Lister-Kaye talks about his memoir of childhood and his awakening to the wonders of the natural world.

Lister-Kaye describes a childhood spent scrambling through hedges and ditches searching for birds and small beasts, keeping pigeons in the loft and tracking foxes around his garden. It led him on to a lifetime of exploring the wonders of nature and writing about them. He ultimately moved to Scotland to work with Gavin Maxwell before going on to found the Aigas Field Centre in Inverness-Shire.

Kaye is author of 10 books on wildlife and the environment including Gods of the Morning, winner of the inaugural Richard Jefferies Prize. He has served prominently in the RSPB, Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

This event is part of a series on leadership sponsored by HSBC.

St Cross College

    Nature and The Environment
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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer