Gardening to Save the Planet: a talk by Dave Goulson, Professor of Biological Sciences at Sussex University

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2023

Club: Thursley Horticultural Society

Contact: Mrs. Pat Clake

Phone: 01252-706869


This talk starts at 7.30pm at Thursley Village Hall, Dye House Road, Thursley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6QD.  Non members are very welcome to attend this talk – we hope to see you there!

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 350 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects. He is the author of Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press, and of 6 popular science books published by Jonathan Cape, including the bestsellers A Sting in the Tale (2013), The Garden Jungle (2019) and Silent Earth (2021). His books have been translated into 19 languages. Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members. He was: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Social Innovator of the Year in 2010; given Zoological Society of London’s Marsh Award for Conservation Biology in 2013; elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013; given the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award in 2014; given Zoological Society of London’s Clarivate Award for Communicating Zoology in 2020. In 2015 he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation. In 2018 through to 2022 he was named as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thompson ISI. He is an “Ambassador” for the UK Wildlife Trusts, and president of Pesticide Free Scotland.