Last week I was fortunate to be invited to Cambridge to give a couple of lectures to students attending the annual conference for conservation science. I spent four days in the Department of Zoology and accommodation was provided in St. Catharine's college. Apparently Gandalf went to St. Catharine's.
Overall it was an inspiring trip, even if the future prospects for the environment and biodiversity are extremely grim. I certainly enjoyed teaching an audience who are engaged in real conservation efforts.
I'll be going back next year, and hopefully also an advanced workshop as well as the introductions that I did this year.