Episode 30 / Claire Perry O'Neill

Ecopragmatism & Policy Innovation

Gareth Wyn Jones & Ben Goldsmith 

The Argument That Never Happened

Season 3 / Episode 39 / April 21, 2021  

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Guest / Bio - Ben Goldsmith

Ben Goldsmith is the chief executive officer of Menhaden Capital, an investment trust focusing on efficient use of energy and resources. He is also a Trustee of The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and Chair of the UK Conservative Environment Network’s Board. Moreover, he is involved in the works of the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) as a non-executive director.  

Guest / Bio - Gareth Wyn Jones

Gareth Wyn Jones is a sheep farmer from Tyn Llwyfan in North Wales. His farm has been with his family for over 370 years. Known as the ‘tweeting farmer’, Gareth uses media (both social and traditional) as an educational tool to show the public the life of a farmer. He has appeared on the BBC numerous times including on Countryfile as well as The Hill Farm, Farmer and the Food Chain, and Milkman.  

Relevant Web Links / Ben Goldsmith

  • ​Time to rewild the Highlands - Ben Goldsmith - Reform Scotland (March 2021): Click Here

  • Leaving the EU's destructive Common Agricultural Policy enables an unprecedented win for nature in post-Brexit Britain (December 2020): Click Here

  • Ben Goldsmith comes clean: lies, rewilding and the death of daughter Iris | Magazine | The Times (October 2020): Click Here

  • Embrace wilder farming to restore nature on a grand scale (June 2020): Click Here

Relevant Web Links / Gareth Wyn Jones

  • The Hill Farmer – a book by Gareth Wyn Jones: Click Here