Mac Macartney is an international speaker, writer and change-maker and contributes to many diverse organisations and communities. He has established a portfolio of enterprises both in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, including Embercombe, a valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park which seeks to explore and promote the profound regeneration of land, society, and people. Over a period of twenty years Mac was mentored by a group of indigenous elders. During this training and ever since, he has attempted to bring two worlds together – an ancient world-view that emphasises relationship, interdependence, and reverence for life with the significant challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. In 2013 he was presented with the Enlightened Society Award by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and in 2015 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Education for his work in service to the community by Plymouth University. He has delivered four compelling TEDx talks.
Author of and artist Tiffany Francis spent a year exploring our landscapes at night, travelling around the UK and Europe to see how we connect with nature after dark. Join her as she shares stories from the darker side of the natural world from her new book Dark Skies: A Journey into the Wild Night and asks whether spending more time awake at night can improve our wellbeing and help us form a deeper connection with nature.