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Colin Tudge's Biography
Colin Tudge is a biologist by education and a writer by trade.
He was born in London in 1943; educated at Dulwich College, 1954-61; and read zoology at Peterhouse, Cambridge, 1962-65. [...]
Colin has written a great many articles for a great many publications and for a time was on the staff of Farmers’ Weekly, then New Scientist, then BBC Radio 3. But mainly he writes books – on natural history, evolution, food and farming, and, lately, on the philosophy of science and metaphysics. He also enjoys public speaking.
In the early 2000s Colin coined the expression "Enlightened Agriculture"; in 2008 Colin and his second wife Ruth established the Campaign for Real Farming and in 2010, together with Graham Harvey, they launched the Oxford Real Farming Conference as the antidote to the established Oxford Farming Conference. Read more.
Short books and chapters
in Grow Small and Think Beautiful, edited by Stephan Harding, Floris Books, 2011
- Foreword to
Participatory Research and On-farm Management of Agricultural Diversity in Europe
report by Michel Pimbert. International Institute for Environment and Development, 2011
Enlightened Agriculture and the new agrarianism
in The Future of Animal Farming: renewing the ancient contract. Edited by Marian Stamp Dawkins and Roland Bonney. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2008
Floris Books, Edinburgh, 2012
Pari Publishing, Italy, 2011
Allen Lane, London, 2008
The latest row surrounding neonicotinoids merely shows how wide of the mark agricultural strategies really are. Written for the Huffington Post and the Campaign for Real Farming website.
The problems of the world in eight balloons
(And the absolute importance of Enlightened Agriculture)
Written for the Campaign website.
In this article I argue in the teeth of learned objections that the answer to both questions is “Yes”
The pros and cons
In my book Why Genes are Not Selfish and People are Nice, I suggest that if we want to put the world to rights we have to re-think all the big ideas that underpin our lives.