I am working on a number of folk who have agreed to come, but tying up dates gets harder every year, especially as we don’t (can’t) pay guests. I’ll also be sending out new invitations to speakers in the next week or so. Whether we get another Grill this year is uncertain but now that I have more time I want to have eight each year so please do suggest guest names if you have anyone in mind.
I have also been a member of the European Atlantic Group for 25 years and they have asked me to let as many people as possible know about an event they are also running which has only just been agreed on 9th October:
“Giving you very short notice we have received confirmation that the President of the African Wildlife Foundation, Kaddu Sebunya, will be pleased to address our Members and their guests. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear all about their expanding scope of work as AWF has its Headquarters in Nairobi and the President will be in London, leading their international delegation, for the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference that is being held by the government on 11th. & 12th. of October.
Please contact Celia Matthews if you want to go to this but you must do so before 7th October - firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will take place at the House of Commons.
So it would be great to see you on Tuesday week and as soon as I have Grill dates, I will let you know.