The World Nomad Games

The third World Nomad Games, held in Kyrgyzstan, hosted more than 3,000 athletes from 77 countries. Here are the event’s highlights.

Chris Packham and HRH Princess Michael of Kent share a stage at the Big Cat Festival!

They may seem unlikely bedfellows – the Princess-turned-bestselling-author and the much-loved TV presenter, activist and scourge of the Countryside Alliance. But Chris Packham and Princess Michael of Kent share a lifelong passion for big cats!

Meet the Sponsors – Tourism Uganda

This year we’re welcoming the tourist boards of two brilliant big cat destinations as sponsors of our festival. The first, Tourism Uganda, shows us why there’s far more to the country’s wildlife than gorillas. 

Meet the Speakers – Tania Esteban

Tania will be telling us how to get into wildlife film-making in the Education Centre.

Meet the Sponsors – AfriCat

AfriCat (which stands for a free cat) is a research, education and conservation charity based in Namibia. They loved our first Big Cat event so much they just had to become sponsors for 2019!

Cat a tonic

Nothing raises the pulse quite like seeing a big cat stalking through the grass. Exodus – lead sponsor of Bradt’s Big Cat Festival  has been creating small group big cat adventures for over 45 years. Here they share six of their favourite tours for spotting big cats.

Big Cat Festival: Meet the Speakers – Amy Dickman

We’re delighted to welcome Amy Dickman, National Geographic Explorer, and the founder of Tanzania’s Ruaha Carnivore project, to the Big Cat Festival! She’ll be educating us on Big Cat Conservation in Tanzania and Beyond, and asking the thought-provoking question: Do animal lovers pose a bigger threat to lions than trophy hunters?

Big Cat Festival: Meet the Speakers – Chris Packham

Our headline speaker for this year’s festival is writer, broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham, who will be asking the important question – is there still space for large carnivores on earth? And if so, for how much longer?

Big Cat Festival Photographer of the Year

Have your pictures judged by Paul Goldstein and Chris Packham on stage at the Big Cat Festival!

Big Cat Festival: Meet the Speakers – John Rendall and Derek Cattani

2018 saw the publication of John Rendall and Derek Cattani’s Christian the Lion: The Illustrated Legacy. At this years Big Cat Festival they’ll be talking to Adrian Phillips about Christian’s story, and will introduce us to some of the never before seen photos available in the book.

Big Cat Festival: Meet the Speakers – Brian Jackman

Brian Jackman has long been associated with big cats, most notably with the Marsh Lions of the Masai Mara. We spoke to him ahead of the festival about his favourite big cat moments!

Shakespeare’s birthday

The Bard’s birthday is celebrated every April.

Oxford Open Doors

An ideal time to visit Oxford.