In conversation with Chris Packham

Fri 13/05/16 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Chris Packham in conversation with Savannah King and Sam Jones

The interview will explore Chris’s life, career and deep attachment to the natural world, charting the progress of his childhood obsession to his life’s work.

Savannah King is President of Winchester Students’ Union; Sam Jones is head of Communications and Marketing at the University of Winchester.    

In his newly published memoirs, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar, Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s, his bedroom bursting with fox skulls, birds’ eggs and sweaty jam jars, to his ‘feral’ adventures in the Hampshire countryside. Pervading Chris’s story is his search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him.  

From his adoption of a young kestrel, a much loved childhood companion, to his later forays into conservationist issues, this interview promises to bring to life the remarkable journey of one of Britain’s best loved and most celebrated naturalists.