He is also a trained counsellor. With a strong interest in aboriginal cultures, he travels widely and increasingly lectures on the history of Antarctic exploration, amongst other topics. However, like his great uncle, he is as likely to be found with a pair of binoculars watching wildlife.
Dr. David M. Wilson, PhD (Essex), FZS, was born in 1963. Having an early career in the theatre, he moved on to study at the United World College of the Pacific and the Universities of York and Essex, where he trained as a philosopher. He is also a trained Counsellor. As well as a strong interest in Aboriginal cultures, he has wide natural history and ornithological interests. These led to ten years of working on expedition cruise ships, where he is in increasing demand both as an ornithological field guide and as an historian. He boasts numerous explorers and ornithologists on his family tree, which add a uniquely personal flavour to many of his talks. Not least amongst these is his great uncle, Dr. Edward Wilson, who died with Captain Scott and his party on their return from the South Pole in 1912. David spends much of his time working to promote our historic Antarctic heritage and is recently retired as Chairman of the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, UK
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