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RDN long CV (Curriculum Vitae)

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 World development).

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, 87)

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.

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