Rob is an independent commentator and communicator focusing on rural issues incl nature conservation, farming, wildlife, forestry, fishing, fieldsports, rewilding and more. He chairs debates, facilitates dialogue, leads walks, has over 100 letters published in The Times on the environment and is a practising rural chartered surveyor.
Upcoming. Abergavenny Food Festival 16 Sept (chair and panelist), Launch of ‘Yorke Agora‘ – working title and on common ground Chair: Young Farmers and Young Naturalists Autumn 18 tbc. Talk at Reading University, Hay Walking Festival 12 Oct.
Previously… Interview with Michael Gove Letters on red kites and farming in The Times. Dialogue and New Zealand in Farmers Weekly. Chaired CIC symposium on hunting and conservation. Hay Festival conversation with NFU president. Talks Abergavenny Rotary, Pontypool Ramblers on rewilding, Hay community ‘Talk on the wild side‘, National Trust rangers Opinions: curlew blog for RSPB, moorland management for Shoot Gaz, food and enviro Farmers Guardian, Heather Trust and Confor, common ground over Shooting Times, The Field Conflicts in conservation‘ and rewilding for ECOS.