After Take That and Before George Monbiot… I’ve made it!

This morning I was lucky enough to be on BBC Radio Cumbria talking about my Lake District Project.  I was fence sitting like a good ‘un, trying to maintain the academic rigour but also because I genuinely feel there are strong arguments on all sides of the debate and a real need to work towards compromise and pragmatic solutions.

The debate was taken up by George Monbiot and Julia Aglionby of the Foundation for Common Land and I was pleased that I was raising what I think it is a really important issue which residents and visitors alike should discuss more openly about what we all want to see from the National Park.  Of course it was a bonus that is spread the word about my Lake District Futures survey!

Listening back to the interview I was even more pleased to realised that I had been played in with ‘Could it be Magic’ by Take That!  I never thought that this project would place me firmly between Take That and George Monbiot but I think that’s a pretty cool place to be!

If you’d like to listen to the debate it is on listen again for the next few days.  I start at 11 minutes but I suggest winding back to 9 minutes and enjoying a little Take That intro!


About domhall

I have spent the last 15 years juggling careers in education publishing, expedition leadership and safety training. It has involved a careful balancing act of dreams of expedition travel, a love of climbing, walking and the outdoors and the the realities of life - and the later has definitely come off worse. I've run an adventure travel and expedition training business and lived in the sometimes sunny Lake District. Having taken a year out to complete an MSc in Environmental Technology I am now working for The Conservation Volunteers, working on engaging communities in their local green spaces.
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