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RSGS Inspiring People - Sir John Lister - Kaye GLASGOW EVENING
Wed 22 March 2017, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
In a 40-year career he was the first Chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage for the Highlands & Islands, President of the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Chairman of the government’s Environmental Training Organisation and is a Vice President of RSPB. In 1986 he received the World Wilderness Foundation’s gold award for environmental education; he has received honorary doctorates from St Andrew’s and Stirling Universities and in 2003 he was awarded an OBE for services to nature conservation. In 2016 he was awarded the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Geddes Medal for conservation, and made an honorary FRSGS.
He has lectured on wildlife and conservation on three continents; has led exciting expeditions to wilderness such as the Kalahari and Namib Deserts, the Atlas mountains, the Amazon basin, the Galapagos and to follow the polar bear migration across the pack ice of the Barent’s Sea. In the winter of 2008-9 he undertook a four-month, 8,000 mile Land Rover expedition up Africa’s Great Rift Valley.
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Gregory Building room 109 (main lecture theatre) University of Glasgow,