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bluedot In Conversation with BBC Countryfile presenter Tom Heap

19 Apr 2022

Hosted by Bruntwood, journalist Tom Heap will be in conversation with Tom Hawkins

bluedot in conversation

You can join the conversation on 26 April at 4pm in the Bright Building, Manchester Science Park. 

Tom is a journalist and author covering science, environment, farming and energy stories. He is a regular presenter of BBC Countryfile on TV and Costing the Earth on BBC Radio 4. The podcast series ’39 Ways to Save the Planet, emerged from a determination to celebrate the successes in our fight against climate change. Knowing where we are winning informs, inspires and stems anxiety. Tom started out wanting to make movies but, while working as a sound man for Sky News, he gained a taste for journalism. At the BBC, he was a producer on the Today Programme, transport correspondent, science and environment correspondent and ended up specialising in rural affairs. Outside of work Tom likes to ride bikes, paddle canoes, chop wood, watch films and grow chillies.

Tom will be interviewed by Chris Hawkins about his ’39 Ways’, the book that came out of the series, and what we can all do to fight climate change.

If you can’t make it, the talks will be released in full as episodes of the bluedot podcast.

Coming up

On 26 May, Helen Pankhurst will be in conversation with Chris Hawkins, at 4pm in Blackfriars House.

Helen is the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement.

She is also a leading women’s right’s activist, author, senior advisor to CARE International, professor at our University and Chancellor of the University of Suffolk.