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Stephen Moss

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Personal statement

Stephen is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in our MA Travel and Nature Writing (low residency MA). He also teaches on our MA Creative Writing course.

Stephen's main focus is on developing students’ writing and observational skills, assisting them in getting their work published in a range of media.

Has written more than thirty non-fiction books on birds and wildlife. He is also a regular contributor to newspapers (such as the Guardian and the Mail) and magazines (such as BBC Wildlife). He was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Outdoor Writing in 2017.

He is currently a special visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham.

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Hons), English Literature - University of Cambridge 

Professional qualifications

  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy

Other external roles

  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Public speaker
  • Wildlife tour leader

Areas of expertise

  • Natural history
  • Television production
  • Writing (books, journalism)

Impact

Stephen has had numerous appearances on TV and Radio, including Breakfast News (BBC1), Today (Radio 4), Jeremy Vine, Chris Evans, and Steve Wright (Radio 2).

Research supervision

Stephen is interested in supervising students in nature writing and other wildlife and culture related subjects. 

Research and academic outputs

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The robin: a biography
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Moss, S (2017) The robin: a biography. Square Peg, London. ISBN 9781910931318


Wonderland: a year of Britain's wildlife, day by day
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Westwood, B and Moss, S (2017) Wonderland: a year of Britain's wildlife, day by day. John Murray, London. ISBN 9781473609242


Planet Earth II : a new world revealed
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Moss, S (2016) Planet Earth II : a new world revealed. BBC Books, London. ISBN 9781849909655


Do birds have knees? All your bird questions answered
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Moss, S (2016) Do birds have knees? All your bird questions answered. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781472932358


Highlands: Scotland's wild heart
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Moss, S and Campbell, L (2016) Highlands: Scotland's wild heart. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781472919007


Wild kingdom: bringing back Britain's wildlife
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Moss, S (2016) Wild kingdom: bringing back Britain's wildlife. Square Peg, London. ISBN 9780224095655


Natural histories: 25 extraordinary species that have changed our world
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Westwood, B and Moss, S (2015) Natural histories: 25 extraordinary species that have changed our world. John Murray, London. ISBN 9781473617018


Tweet of the day: a year of Britain’s birds from the acclaimed Radio 4 series
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Westwood, B and Moss, S (2014) Tweet of the day: a year of Britain’s birds from the acclaimed Radio 4 series. Saltyard, London. ISBN 9781848549777


The great British year: wildlife through the seasons
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Moss, S (2013) The great British year: wildlife through the seasons. Quercus, London. ISBN 9781780877105


The hedgerows heaped with May: the Telegraph book of the countryside
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Moss, S, ed. (2012) The hedgerows heaped with May: the Telegraph book of the countryside. Aurum, London. ISBN 9781845138431


Wild hares and hummingbirds: the natural history of an English village
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Moss, S (2012) Wild hares and hummingbirds: the natural history of an English village. Vintage, London. ISBN 9780099552468


BBC Springwatch: British wildlife
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Moss, S (2012) BBC Springwatch: British wildlife. Collins, London. ISBN 9780007462865


Birds Britannia: why the British fell in love with birds
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Moss, S (2011) Birds Britannia: why the British fell in love with birds. HarperCollins, London. ISBN 9780007413447


The bumper book of nature
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Moss, S (2009) The bumper book of nature. Square Peg, London. ISBN 9780224086165


A sky full of starlings: a diary of a birding year
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Moss, S (2008) A sky full of starlings: a diary of a birding year. Aurum Press, London. ISBN 9781845133535


Remarkable birds
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Moss, S (2007) Remarkable birds. Collins, London. ISBN 9780007230259


The birder's companion
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Moss, S (2007) The birder's companion. Firefly Books, Richmond Hill, Canada. ISBN 9781554072125


The private life of birds
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Moss, S (2006) The private life of birds. New Holland, London. ISBN 9781845374228


This birding life: the best of The Guardian's "Birdwatch"
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Moss, S (2006) This birding life: the best of The Guardian's "Birdwatch". Aurum Press, London. ISBN 9781845131807


Everything you wanted to know about birds… but were afraid to ask!
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Moss, S (2005) Everything you wanted to know about birds… but were afraid to ask! Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 9780713668155


Bill Oddie's how to watch wildlife
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Oddie, B, Moss, S and Pitcher, F (2005) Bill Oddie's how to watch wildlife. Collins, London. ISBN 9780007184552


A bird in the bush: a social history of birdwatching
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Moss, S (2004) A bird in the bush: a social history of birdwatching. Aurum Press, London. ISBN 9781854109934


Garden birds
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Moss, S (2004) Garden birds. Collins gem . HarperCollins, London. ISBN 9780007176144


Understanding bird behavior
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Moss, S (2003) Understanding bird behavior. New Holland, London. ISBN 9781843301516


Blokes and birds
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Moss, S, ed. (2003) Blokes and birds. New Holland Publishers, London, UK. ISBN 9781843304845


The garden bird handbook: how to attract, identify and watch the birds in your garden
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Moss, S (2003) The garden bird handbook: how to attract, identify and watch the birds in your garden. New Holland, London. ISBN 9781843301240


How to birdwatch
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Moss, S (2003) How to birdwatch. New Holland, London. ISBN 9781843301547


Bird boxes and feeders: featuring 11 step-by-step woodworking projects
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Moss, S, Bridgewater, A and Bridgewater, J (2001) Bird boxes and feeders: featuring 11 step-by-step woodworking projects. New Holland, London. ISBN 9781859741757


Gardening for birds: how to help birds make the most of your garden
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Moss, S (2000) Gardening for birds: how to help birds make the most of your garden. Collins, London. ISBN 9780007123179


Attracting birds to your garden
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Moss, S and Cottridge, D (1998) Attracting birds to your garden. New Holland, London. ISBN 9781853685699


Birding with Bill Oddie
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Oddie, B and Moss, S (1997) Birding with Bill Oddie. BBC Books, London. ISBN 9780563387480


The complete garden bird book: how to identify and attract birds to your garden
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Golley, M and Moss, S (1996) The complete garden bird book: how to identify and attract birds to your garden. New Holland, London. ISBN 9781843300359


Birds and weather: a birdwatchers' guide
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Moss, S (1995) Birds and weather: a birdwatchers' guide. Hamlyn, London. ISBN 9780600586791


BBC weather watch
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Moss, S and Simons, P (1992) BBC weather watch. BBC Books, London. ISBN 9780563364863


Foreword
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Moss, S (2008) 'Foreword.' In: Barlow, J and Paul, M, eds. Wing beats: British birds in haiku. Natural History Book Service, Totnes, pp. 9-12. ISBN 9781903543245


Hopes and fears in the face of environmental crisis - readings and discussion
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Moss, S, Gee, M and Walton, S (2016) Hopes and fears in the face of environmental crisis - readings and discussion. In: Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities, 21 November 2016, Topping & Company Booksellers, Bath, UK.


A guide to mountain and moorland birds
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Westwood, B, Watson, C and Moss, S (2013) A guide to mountain and moorland birds.


A guide to farmland birds
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Westwood, B, Watson, C and Moss, S (2011) A guide to farmland birds.


A guide to coastal birds
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Westwood, B, Watson, C and Moss, S (2010) A guide to coastal birds.


A guide to water birds
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Westwood, B, Watson, C and Moss, S (2009) A guide to water birds.


A guide to woodland birds
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Westwood, B, Watson, C and Moss, S (2008) A guide to woodland birds.


A guide to garden birds
audio

Westwood, B, Watson, C and Moss, S (2007) A guide to garden birds.


Soundscape: the swallow's journey
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Moss, S, Watson, C and Paterson, B (2001) Soundscape: the swallow's journey.


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