I've just been informed by staff at the Centre of Life, Newcastle, that Mark Cocker is to appear there on 10th March 2010.
Having read Crow Country and delved into Birds Britannica, I shall be there if at all possible. Mark C has of course written on nature related issues for the Times and Guardian and is also author of A Tiger in the Sand. He has a new book in the pipeline, titled Birds and People.
More details here http://www.life.org.uk/life-science-centre/whats-on/events/birds-and-people