Dr Ben Aldiss
BSc PhD FRES CBiol FRSB QTS
Ben is an expert on wasps and hornets and an authority on the wildlife and ecosystems of Britain and Europe, as well as alien species and the flora and fauna of mountains and islands. He is an ecologist, entomologist, journalist, broadcaster and guest speaker.
In 1980 he joined the Royal Navy, leaving after two years to teach Biology, ultimately becoming Deputy Head of Box Hill School, before leaving full-time teaching in 2002 to set up the first of two wildlife projects.
He was Nature Correspondent for The European in the 1990s and has since written for numerous other publications. He has also been involved in broadcasting for BBC local and national radio. Between 2002 and 2009 Ben lectured in Conservation Management and was Associate Lecturer in Animal Physiology for the Open University. From 2005 – 2013 he was an Expert Adviser in Biodiversity and Education for the Heritage Lottery Fund.
From 2009 – 2016 he taught Biology, Chemistry and Theory of Knowledge at Gresham’s School, where he also set up his second wildlife project and in 2016 organised and presented the week-long Norfolk Festival of Nature.
Ben is a trained squash coach and Mountain Leader and is a qualified expeditions assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. He is also one of the Managing Editors of the journal World Agriculture and he lectures on cruise ships.
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