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Discovering People

Each year the Society invites three well-known public figures who we believe have interesting personal views on society, the environment, and the world in general to share their thoughts and experiences through our Discovering People series.

Past Discovering People events have included Ian Hislop, Paul Theroux, Catherine Destivelle, Chris Patten, Jan Morris, David Puttnam, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Chris Bonington, Tim Smit, Professor Richard Dawkins, Yotam Ottolenghi, William Dalrymple, and David Attenborough.

Guests have been informally interviewed by Libby Purves, Martine Croxall and others.


Discovering People: Michaela Strachan


Image: © Caroline McClelland

  • Wednesday 4 May
  • 7.00pm–8.15pm (doors open at 6.00pm)

Join Michaela Strachan as she talks with BBC journalist Martine Croxall about the people, places and creatures (large and small!) that have influenced her life and shaped her thoughts on the world.

Spanning 30 years, Michaela's presenting career has been shaped by a wonderful curiosity for animals and wild places, while her natural effervescence and dynamic style made her a favourite on live children's television, from The wide awake club to The really wild show. Michaela is now best known for presenting the Watches for the BBC - Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch - she has also been a natural choice to front wildlife documentaries on orangutans, elephants and penguins, but also for reports on the more challenging issues that affect our natural world ranging from the bushmeat trade to shark finning.

This promises to be an inspirational evening, as Michaela describes life in front of the camera on Orangutan rescue, Elephant diaries, Michaela's wild challenge, Countryfile and Springwatch, among others, and shares her personal journey with you.

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