Annual NVT Lecture Evening – Tuesday 15th November 2022

“Conservation in the 21st Century; what is it and who is it for?”

The Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London SE1 8UJ (near Waterloo station), or on Zoom

Our speaker will be Dr Leejiah Dorward, a conservation scientist from the University of Bangor, Wales, with a Master’s degree in conservation science and a Doctorate on improving understanding of the socio-ecological complexity of human-carnivore interactions. Conservation is changing, as we learned from our 2021 speaker, Jonathan Timberlake, but how it is changing is a much-debated topic. Leejiah is very well qualified to add to the debate with his talk: “Conservation in the 21st Century; what is it and who is it for?” The talk will draw on Leejiah’s experiences around the world, as well as in Northern Malawi.  Of particular interest will be his views on the role of learning outside the classroom and the value of education in policing wildlife crime. He will show us footage that brings the stories to life. It promises to be very interesting.


This is the first time we have run a hybrid event for our autumn talk. Attend in person and you will have the opportunity to meet old friends and new, with a shared interest in Malawi. If you prefer not to travel to London, you can join in on Zoom. Please let us know if you wish to opt for on-line, so we can send you the link. This will allow our many friends in Malawi, and elsewhere, to join us.


Don’t miss it.  Make sure it’s in your diary and you have booked your tickets, whether in person or for the on-line talk.


At the Union Jack Club:

6.00 doors open, Gascoigne Room. Networking, sale of merchandise and cash bar

6.45 update from Chairman, Tom Lupton

7.00 Leejiah Dorward’s talk, followed by questions from the audience

8.00 networking continues. Cash bar

9.30 evening ends.


On Zoom: the talk starts at 6.45pm

 Details of the event can be found at Annual NVT Lecture Evening – Tuesday 15th November 2022 – The Nyika Vwaza (UK) Trust ( Tickets for the evening at the Union Jack Club (£16, students £8), are available from Peter Lawrance:

e-mail: Address: 50 Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4NA. Alternatively, please complete the application form included with this newsletter.


If you prefer to join by Zoom, we suggest you make a suitable donation.


Payment for tickets and donations may be made direct to the Trust account at Lloyds Bank, sort code 30-90-89, account number 44504860, (IBAN GB94LOYD30908944504860); account name The Nyika-Vwaza UK Trust, or by a UK cheque payable to Nyika-Vwaza Trust and posted to the Hon. Treasurer at 50 Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4NA.