Inspired by Birds: Peter Holden MBE

"Throughout history humans have included birds in their art - from Roman mosaics to the music of Sibelius, from medieval manuscripts to art of John James Audubon and Sir Peter Scott. Through their eyes and ears we can get an impression of the environment at the time and how people viewed the natural world in general, birds in particular. We may even find a special place for Ronnie Ronalde!"

Tutor: Peter Holden MBE

"Peter Holden MBE, was a senior manager for the RSPB and devised the Big Garden Birdwatch. For many years he advised BBCs Blue Peter and in 1994-5 he joined Bill Oddie in a BBC 1 series Bird in the Nest and more recently has contributed to Springwatch. His books include the RSPB Handbook to British Birds, the RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife and Birds: a Hidden World. He was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to Nature Conservation and elected a Fellow of the RSA."