Writer, broadcaster and commentator, aged 61
fellow (and arts reviewer), Social Affairs Unit, 2006-
editor, www.livingissues.com, 2001-
media fellow, Institute of Economic Affairs, 2001-
See Home Page for more recent work. See also free Downloads section.
Sunday Times: Environment Columnist, 90-2
Independent: Environment Correspondent, 86-90
Hereditary Peers: The case as yet unheard (Social Affairs Unit,
99); The Hunt At Bay (Wildlife Network, 99); Risk: The human adventure
(Institute for Economic Affairs, 2000); Fur and Freedom: A defence
of the fur trade, Institute for Economic Affairs, 2000); GMOs at
the start of the troubled biological century (2001).
Frequent appearances on the Today Programme, The World Tonight,
You and Yours, The Jeremy Vine Show, Moral Maze, The Message (on
the BBC and the media, climate change, green politics, world farming
issues, ethical investment, hunting, conservation, protest, Third
TV: Several appearances on BBC 1's Heaven and Earth Show, BBC2's
Newsnight, Channel 4 News, etc, including The Rise and Fall of GM
(C4, 2000) and The Rise and Rise of Animal Rights (C4, 2001) and
the Ali G Show.
Shows and presentations:
Ofcom/Reuters, HSBC's "Chairman's Forum", National Trust,
the National Police College, LARAC, English Nature, Population Concern
Youth Conferences, Glastonbury, Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival, Forum
for the Future.
Earlier books (see also Home Page):
Life On a Modern Planet: A manifesto for progress (Manchester University
Press, 95 and St Martin's Press, New York, 95).The Animals Report
(Penguin, 82); Wild Britain (Century, 83); The Real Cost (Chatto
and Windus, 84); Working the Land (with Charlie Pye-Smith, 85);
Fools For God (Collins, 87); Schools for Tomorrow (Green Books,
Early writing: since mid-70s, writing on politics, arts, profiles,
travel and conservation for Times, The Listener, Radio Times, Sunday
Times, Observer etc. (See Journalism archive here.)
Travel in US, Canada, Philippines, Japan, Africa, East and Western
Europe, Brazil and Colombia.
Other work: shepherd, wine-maker, bicycle repairer, security guard,
ferry boat driver, bookshop and clothes shop management.