The Silent Spring – Conor Jameson


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Conor Jameson will describe what inspired him to write Silent Spring Revisited. He will look at the impact made by Rachel Carson’s momentous book Silent Spring in 1962, and what happened next, picking out the highlights year by year. This talk reveals the heroism of its author, the flak she took, and her lasting, inspirational legacy.

Conor is an author, conservationist and naturalist. He has written for the Guardian, BBC Wildlife, The Ecologist, the New Statesman, Birdwatch and Birdwatching magazines, and has been a scriptwriter for the BBC Natural History Unit.