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The National Dormouse Conference – Dormice in a Changing World- 11th November 2023

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Event focus:
National Dormouse Conference


To be held at Reading university on the 11th November 2023 between 10am and 4.30pm (doors open at 9am).


Hazel dormice have been in decline in the Britain for over 100 years. Bother the populations have declined and their range has shrunk in that time. What does the future hold for the species? The National Dormouse Conference will address this is with speakers who are:


Chair – TBC

Hannah Broughton – Why hazel dormouse conservation can unlock environmental net gain

Rachel Findley Robinson – dormice in hibernation (results from completed PhD)

Leo Gubert – where do dormice hibernate (results from completed PhD)

Charlotte Armitage – how does climate torpor in dormice (Current PhD)

Ian White (PTES) – The State of Britain’s Dormice 2023

Ellie Scopes – Should dormice be considered an endangered species in Britain?

Other speakers to be confirmed.


The conference is aimed at all the volunteers who monitor National Dormouse Monitoring sites and have provided such an important and valuable resource for research. It will also be of interest to ecological consultants who regularly or occasionally come across dormice in the course of their work and also to government organisations and NGO’s who are involved in aspects of dormouse conservation.



Conference to be fully catered. Vegetarian and vegan options only


Ticket prices are as follows:

Ecological Consultants £110
NGO £75
Other £75
NDMP volunteers £40
Students £40

(speakers and topics are subject to change)


November 11
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Ian White


University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6UA United Kingdom

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