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Colin Tudge's Biography

Photo of Colin TudgeColin 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.

Colin Tudge's complete biography

Short books and chapters

  • Enlightened Agriculture

    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

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