Derek is a Council member and Trustee. He is also Earth Sciences section lead and teaches NHSN’s popular Earth Sciences classes.
His interests include geology, landscape history and general natural history.
Professionally, he holds and has held a number of positions:
“My initial involvement with the society was quite low key. I attended evening lectures and the odd field trip. What attracted me
was the wide variety of natural history topics covered, not just my own specialism in Earth Sciences. Everyone was very welcoming,
and helped answer my beginner’s questions about lichens, birds and toadstools. The expertise that some members have, still
astounds me. I hope that we remain a warm and diverse community, following a remit to bring our appreciation of all aspects
of natural history to as many people as possible.”