Finding W. H. Hudson – The Writer Who Came to Britain to Save the Birds Monday 4 December, 7pm (UK time), Online.
On Monday 4 December at 7pm (UK time) we will be hosting an online seminar.
We are delighted to welcome Conor Mark Jameson talking on his recent publication 'Finding W. H. Hudson – The Writer Who Came to Britain to Save the Birds'.
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Conor’s recently published biography of William Henry Hudson (1841–1922) Finding W. H. Hudson: The Writer Who Came to Britain to Save the Birds (Pelagic Publishing, 2023, ISBN-13: 978-1784273286) reveals how this unschooled, impoverished, battle-scarred emigrant from Argentina to Britain in the mid-Victorian era came to be so influential in the creation of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds by its founding women, and in the rise of the modern-day conservation movement.
In this talk, Conor will focus on how history has remembered or neglected Hudson and his colleagues, and how his legacy in South America (where he is revered) and North America (where academics still hold conferences to discuss him) compares and contrasts with his status today in the United Kingdom.
The talk will invite thoughts on this from participants on both sides of the Atlantic.
‘Impeccably researched … sparkles with skilfully drawn portraits of Hudson’s female collaborators [and] such friends as “Don Roberto”. A creative blend of detective work and narrative intuition.’
— Review in the Wall Street Journal by Christoph Irmscher, Professor of English, Indiana University, August 2023
‘A charming and empathetic portrait of the man that for many epitomised empathy for birds.’
—Tim Birkhead, author of Birds and Us
‘Jameson has done a wonderful job in researching Hudson’s life… It is fascinating.’
— Mark Avery, author and environmental campaigner
‘Finding W.H. Hudson’ – Author Interview
— Sarah Stott on Finding W.H. Hudson – Author Interview – Pelagic Publishing
Conor Mark Jameson is an award-winning writer and naturalist. He is the author of Silent Spring Revisited, Shrewdunnit and Looking for the Goshawk. Following 25 years with the Scottish Wildlife Trust, RSPB and BirdLife International he now writes full-time, and has written for television and radio. He is Scots-Irish, Ugandan-born and now lives in a corner of the forest where Cambridgeshire meets Norfolk.