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22 February 2024: Black Ops and Beaver Bombing- Fiona Mathews and Tim Kendall @ 1930

“Elegiac, informative and funny; some truly magical encounters in the wild” Peter Fiennes

Fiona Mathews and Tim Kendall will take us on a safari unlike any other, based on their book Black Ops and Beaver bombing, where they travelled from Scotland to the Isles of Scilly in search of Britain’s marvelous animals. They will explore the many mammals of Britain, the threats to their survival, the struggles that plague conservation and what should be done to protect them.

Fiona Mathews is Professor of Environmental Biology at the University of Sussex, co-author of the Government’s State of Nature Report (2023) and founding chair of Mammal Conservation Europe.

Tim Kendall is Professor of English Literature at the University of Exeter and edited Britain’s Mammals (2018)

“As she’s one of the ablest mammalogists of our age, its well worth listening to Fiona Mathews” Derek Gow

“Weasely my favourite book of 2023” Dave Goulson

Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize

Waterstones Best Books 2023

Countryfile’s best nature and wildlife books for 2023


You can find out more about Fiona and Tim’s book here https://oneworld-publications.com/work/black-ops-and-beaver-bombing/



£5 advance / £8 on the door £5 for Friends of Calstock Arts


Bar/Doors 6.30pm

Starts 7.30pm

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