Big Wild Debate

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Join us and have your chance to speak out about extinction and climate change in the North East



Thursday 17th October, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
(Doors open at 6:30pm)



City Campus East Business & Law Building,
Lecture Theatre 001, Northumbria University, NE2 1UY



Standard: £5:00
Students: £2:50
(Please bring valid student ID)

This is one of the most important events Northumberland Wildlife Trust has ever organised!

Our BBC Question Time style debate will address issues head-on that affect everybody and, if action is not taken now, will have a devastating effect on humanity.

The discussion will be based around topics that affect everybody in a number of ways: transport, development, business and climate change.

If you have passion for nature and wish to make a change, but possibly are not sure how you can benefit the environment, come along and see what you can do to redress the looming environmental crisis.

Adrian Pitches

BBC Look North’s, Adrian Pitches.

By discussing these topics, we aim to generate ideas and form action points for the betterment of the environment.

You will be able to make your personal pledge for wilder future and share it with the Trust.

We have an impressive panel of experts and decision makers lined up for the debate, which will be chaired by BBC Look North’s, Adrian Pitches.

Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change. If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisation and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.
Sir David Attenborough

Due to the recalling of Parliament on Saturday 19th October, we are very sorry to announce that MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan will not now be able to attend our event. With so much going on in the country at the moment, we hope that everybody will understand. We look forward to working with Anne-Marie in the future. 


Alan Charlton

Alan Charlton

Permaculture designer and eco-campaigner with Extinction Rebellion Durham.

Jamie Driscoll

Jamie Driscoll

Newly elected North of Tyne Mayor.

Mike Jeffries

Mike Jeffries

Associate Professor in Ecology, Northumbria University.

Vicki Mordue

Vicki Mordue

Managing Director, Biodiverse Consulting.

Mike Pratt

Mike Pratt

Chief Executive, Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

How to find us

Big wild debate map


Bus Stop North - 6, 32, 32A
Bus Stop South - 6, 32, 32A
Bus Stop East - 1, 1A, 12, 22, 39, 40, 62, 63
​​​​​​​Bus Stop West - 1, 1A, 1B, 12, 22, 39, 40, 62, 63, 91