• Julie Grainger

    Julie Grainger is a Forest School Leader and trainer and has been working at Bishops Wood delivering both for 10 years.

  • Peter Vaughan

    Peter Vaughan is a committee member of the Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers and has been involved in woodland management for the past 20 years, with a particular interest in hedgelaying. He is a member of the National Hedgelaying Society and also the South of England Hedgelaying Society and has competed…

  • Glenn Holman

    Glenn Holman has combined a 20 year teaching career in further and higher education with his practice as a professional artist and exhibits internationally. A multi-disciplinary artist working across sculpture, artists books, painting drawing and print, his sculptural work is predominantly in stone carving and clay modelling and he has…

  • Jeanette Maddy

    Jeanette Maddy is the Chair of North West Fungus Group, an active recorder and field surveyor and an Associate Tutor with Manchester Metropolitan University for the MSC Biological Recording Course.

  • Geoffrey Kibby

    Geoffrey Kibby has studied fungi for over 50 years in Britain, Europe, North America and parts of the tropics. He is the author and illustrator of some 10 books and field guides to British and American Fungi. A teacher and lecturer, he has taught amateurs, professionals and medical students about…

  • Linda Haylock

    Linda was first inspired by bobbin lace in the early 1980’s when she watched a demonstration at a local agricultural show and started learning how to make Torchon bobbin lace at an adult education evening class in 1998. In 2002, Linda was approached by a local group of ladies to…

  • Chris Knowles

    Chris Knowles is both an ecologist and a consultant field mycologist, carrying out fungus surveys for a variety of clients. He is also an active member of his local fungus group and the recorder for Edinburgh & Lothians.

  • Mary-Jane Holmes

    This inspirational course is run by Mary-Jane Holmes, an experienced writer and mentor of creative writing. Her new poetry collection ‘Heliotrope with Matches and Magnifying Glass’, published by Glasgow-based Pindrop Press explores many aspects of the wild landscape of Yorkshire and the Durham Dales. Poet Dave Lordan has described Mary-Jane…

  • April Windle

    April Windle is a naturalist with a particular interest in lichens. She is currently self-employed and involved in a variety of lichen education and conservation projects, alongside co-chairing the Education & Promotions Committee of the British Lichen Society.  Her previous employment history includes Plantlife International, the Natural History Museum, Exmoor…

  • Andy Deane

    Andy Deane is a lecturer in Arboriculture and Countryside Management as well as a qualified Tree Inspector. He is also a Lantra and NPTC registered assessor/trainer in chainsaw and related activities with many years’ ‘hands-on’ experience in woodland management.