The legendary survivalist launches his new book and unlocks the secrets of the wild.

This is an online event. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.

Learn from the stealth of the leopard and the patience of the crocodile with survival expert Ray Mears, who has spent a lifetime in the natural world. Providing practical fieldcraft tips and insights into the secrets of the countryside, Ray will reflect on his work as a broadcaster and on ‘Woodlore’ his School of Wilderness Bushcraft. Learn how to tune your senses, enhance the experience of nature and understand your place within it.

The new book We Are Nature: How to Reconnect to the Outdoors will be launched at this event and available at The British Library’s online bookshop.

Ray Mears is a TV presenter, instructor and bestselling author and has become recognised throughout the world as an authority on bushcraft and survival. TV series including Ray Mears' BushcraftRay Mears' World of SurvivalExtreme Survival and Ray Mears goes Walkabout have made him a household name over the past two decades, but he has spent his life learning these skills, and founded Woodlore, The School of Wilderness Bushcraft, over 35 years ago. He has published 13 books and lives in Sussex with his wife and stepson. 

Ray will be in conversation with journalist and author Selina Scott.

Presented in partnership with The British Library. 

  • We Are Nature

  • A journey of discovery through our natural world.

    Bushcraft and survival legend Ray Mears takes us on his own lifetime's journey through the natural world, into the British countryside and across continents, and shows us how to tune our senses, enhance our experience of nature, and understand our place within it.

    Guiding us through practical fieldcraft tips, Ray brings us up close with creatures we share our planet with, and reveals how we can learn from them, from the stealth of the leopard to the patience and stillness of the crocodile, and even the colour-changing camouflage of the octopus.

    With Ray as your companion, you will unlock the hidden secrets of the wild and begin to see, instead of merely look.

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