Speakers

Speakers 2021

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Something to Say!

Joe Cornish
photographer

Joe Cornish is a British photographer noted for his large format landscapes.

Alan Hinkes
mountaineer

Alan Hinkes OBE is an English Himalayan high-altitude mountaineer from Northallerton in North Yorkshire.

Carenza Lewis
archaeologist

Carenza Lewis is an archaeologist and Professor for the Public Understanding of Research at the University of Lincoln. She specialises in the medieval period and is particularly interested in rural settlement and childhood.

Dan Parsons
professor

Professor in Sedimentology / Director, Energy and Environment Institute

Joann Fletcher
egyptologist

Joann Fletcher is an Egyptologist and an honorary visiting professor in the department of archaeology at the University of York.

Paul Drury-Bradey

Paul Drury-Bradey is a consultant supporting creative people and places, currently working across education, film, culture and social impact.

Paul Rose
explorer

Paul is former Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society, environmentalist, diver, TV presenter and recipient of HM The Queen's Polar Medal.

Wave Crookes
mariner

Wave Crookes is an accomplished mariner who cut his teeth as a trawlerman in the North Sea before joining the Royal Navy.

Charlotte Bonner

Charlotte has over fifteen years’ experience working in education for sustainable development (ESD).

Magnus Johnson
speaker

Dr Magnus Johnson is a senior lecturer in Environmental Marine Science at the University of Hull and co-director of Northern Shores Marine Consultancy Ltd. He has eclectic interests from the eyes of deep-sea shrimps through to crustacean fisheries,

Chris Hall
archaeologist

Chris is Vice President, Field Officer and a Trustee of Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society.

John Oxley
archaeologist

John is Co-Director of Big Ideas By The Sea  festival,  independent archaeologist, and former City of York Archaeologist 1989-2019.

Marie Woods
archaeologist

Marie studied BA Archaeology and MA Heritage Practice at the University of Wales in Lampeter and Director of Heritage Adventures.

Kane Cunningham

Kane is Co-Director of Big Ideas By the Sea, a landscape painter and best known for his House Project.

David Malone
filmmaker

Documentary filmmaker, writer and author of The Debt Generation.

Andy Tickle
environmentalist

Greenpeace activist and campaigner at CPRE, the countryside charity, he is principally working on climate emergency issues. 

Colin Challen
artist

Colin is a Scarborough based artist and environmentalist. He was formerly a Member of Parliament and established the All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change.

Mel Bonney
panellist

Mel is CEO at Coast and Vale Community Action, a charitable community business helping people to do good ‘stuff’ in their communities. Mel is passionate about her work, the place she lives and the people who live here.

Laura Hepburn
panellist

Director at GREENOLOGY. Winner of Top 50 Engineers in Sustainability 2020. Northern Power Women Future List 2020. Dot connecter, career chameleon, who will never be pigeon holed!