Hugh is available for talks, as long as you don’t mind paying a moderate fee and expenses. He has found that he gets as much pleasure from talking to primary school children as to the Women’s Institute, university research groups or as part of the Idler Academy. They range from the academic to the downright silly. There are four main subjects on which he can ‘perform’:

  • Hedgehogs – what are they and why should we care?
  • The Beauty in the Beast – a natural history story about love and tattoos.
  • Wildlife management – should the Uist hedgehogs have been killed?
  • The iconography of the hedgehog.

Hugh is also a regular commentator in the media talking principally about wildlife and conservation issues – but also many broader environmental stories. He was described by comedian Fred Macaulay as ‘the conscience’ of his radio show on BBC Scotland (which is a step up from being their ‘eco-worrier’).


phone: 07815 042 452 / 01865 716498

176 Campbell Road, Oxford, OX4 3NR, UK

  • Hugh Warwick holding a toad

  • Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and writer with a particular fondness for hedgehogs. His first book, A Prickly Affair, remains the only book to have accolades from both Jeanette Winterson and Ann Widdecombe on the cover. The Beauty in the Beast is published in May 2012 and takes him on a journey in search of other animals. And in November 2012 he returns to hedgehogs with a book about the iconography of the animal.

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