Trees and Trailblazers

Presented by Rhiannon Davies

Thursdays 18:30-19:00 

What can you do to make deeper connections with the planet and other people? Each week I chat to a different guest who is doing great things for sustainability in Oxford. We uncover their relationship with the world around them and their different perspectives on the small steps we can all make to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Season 1

This weeks guest was Erin Connolly, a 2nd year biologist at LMH. We chatted about the amazing work she does as green officer, her super interesting work with badgers and how growing up in Arizona made her truly appreciate nature. You've got to love Erin's stunning 60 second drawing of sustainability!

This week I talked to Jessamyn Chiu, a 2nd year biologist at Somerville. Hear about the far-reaching and game changing works she's done as a founder of the Oxford Institute of Development, as well sustainable transitions in her home city Hong Kong. We chatted about some scary statistics, but also the amazingly positive change that is taking place!

My guest this week was Oxford's 2018 green impact student of the year, Harry Holmes, a 3rd year law student at St Catz. We talked about Oxford Sustainability society which he founded and now leads, as well as why he decided to stop flying. Listen to hear his thoughtful opinions on some of the topics society often avoids discussing!

This weeks guest was Environmental change Masters student Alexandria Herr. We discussed her work on tropical forest in Panama and her time teaching in Thailand, as well as their views on sustainability. She also talks about the great articles written for the Anthroposphere magazine which she edits.
Top tip: Don't do an interview at the Oxford union, it's unbelievably noisy!


My guest this week was PhD zoology student Emma Dale. We talked about her inspiration to start the Red panda trust and the influence that living in Nepal has had on her life. Listen to hear how growing up in Tasmania has shaped her view of sustainability and the work that she now does with Oxford Unboxed, and around the university.