Public charity talk with Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter founders of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, 25th March 2019

I cannot be more excited to let you know that Esther the Wonder Pig‘s dads, Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter are coming to Sheffield this March! Ever since I went vegan more than five years ago, I’ve been following Esther’s adventures and her dads on Facebook. Not quite managing to find my own voice and… Continue reading Public charity talk with Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter founders of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, 25th March 2019

Are hedgehogs going extinct? Full report on two compassionate days to save the European hedgehog

This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to join a 2-day workshop organised by the European Hedgehog Research Group at the beautiful LookOut centre in Hyde Park to share and exchange current knowledge on hedgehogs. I met compassionate, kind and caring individuals from diverse backgrounds: hedgehog carers and rescues, ecologists and biologists from many different… Continue reading Are hedgehogs going extinct? Full report on two compassionate days to save the European hedgehog

Weapons of mass extinction: on biocides, hedgehogs and climate change

Meet Henry   It’s a cool, bright October afternoon. Walking through the park, I notice a small spikey ball, listless among the leaves. This is a dangerous time for autumn juveniles, hedgehogs born late in summer, as they may not be able to gain enough weight to carry them through hibernation. Covered in ticks and… Continue reading Weapons of mass extinction: on biocides, hedgehogs and climate change

Hedgehog-Friendly Campus Launch Event!

The problem You may already know that we are currently experiencing a sixth mass extinction. Human activity has reached such a destructive level that the Earth is losing its ability to support life. Among many other species that are going extinct, the UK’s beloved hedgehog is in trouble. Since 2000, the European hedgehog population has… Continue reading Hedgehog-Friendly Campus Launch Event!

7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 2

5 July 2018 I woke up to a cloudy day 2 of the conference here in Aalborg, which meant I would experience less of the FOMOS effect, fear of missing out of sunshine. Although Arran Stibbe, who presents later today would argue that we should see all types of weather positively. This day is a… Continue reading 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 2

Extinction Network: Northern Animals: Extinction in the Anthropocene Workshop

24 April 2018, University of York Cover image: Tammy MacKay, ‘Rhinoceros (State III)’, Photopolymer Print, Rhinoceros Series (2017) in Extinction Network (2018) ‘Northern Animals #3: Extinction in the Anthropocene’, University of York As my project centres on species extinction, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend this one-day workshop, organised by the Extinction Network Project… Continue reading Extinction Network: Northern Animals: Extinction in the Anthropocene Workshop

Accounting for Biodiversity Symposium

In this very first post on environmental accounting I bring you highlights from some of the world’s leading social and environmental accountants’ current work. Last Thursday, I had the wonderful opportunity to be invited to meet many current scholars in the field whose work I admire. As followers of my blog @Sociolinguini, you may know… Continue reading Accounting for Biodiversity Symposium