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Since retiring as a Chemistry teacher in 2006, I have been able to focus on giving talks in the local Bristol area on the subjects of wildlife, conservation and travel.

Charles Kinsey on SafariAmongst organisations I have spoken to recently are:

Bristol Naturalists' Society, Downend Folk House Association, Bristol Travellers Club, Avon Wildlife Trust (several branches), North Bristol Photographic Club, Royal Africa Society (Bristol branch), Bristol U3A (Central) .... together with various church groups.

When appropriate, I have also been able to focus on a Christian view of conservation. My Christian faith is a very important part of my life and I am actively involved in my local church (Christchurch Clifton) where I assist with the voluntary work amongst the elderly and also lead a Home Group.

For talks, I have my own computer projector and stand, laptop etc. I ask my hosts to provide a screen or a white wall. For charitable organisations, I usually just charge travelling expenses and a donation to the Canaan Fellowship Childrens' Home in Sri Lanka.

At the end of my talks, with permission from the hosts, I advertise the work of The David Shepherd Wildlife Trust and also sell greetings cards (featuring my own photographs) to raise money for Canaan Fellowship Childrens' Home in Sri Lanka.

Mother bear and climbing cub.jpg Wild young Fox in Bristol Pair of Collared Doves at Slimbridge

Transient Male Orca at Tofino, Vancouver Island Parent with young Jay Male Gelada, Ethiopia Red fronted brown lemur

More of my images can be found the Gallery. Website last updated October 5th 2020




“Charles Kinsey is an outstandingly good photographer and raconteur. He is well travelled too – the perfect combination for a really good speaker”

Mark Carwardine (writer, broadcaster and past chairman of the judging panel of the BBC Wildlife Photographic Competition).

"We were impressed with your talk; it was professionally put together and we loved the video clips. The photos were quite stunning"

Avon Wildlife Trust, Nailsea

"We found the photography quite stunning and the narrative very interesting. We could tell from the enthusiasm with which you delivered your presentation that you are very passionate about conservation"

Backwell Camera Club

"We all read about conservation almost daily in the press. You brought it alive to us. Your detailed knowledge and razor sharp photographs introduced us to areas in the world that we are unlikely to visit. We appreciated your clear, entertaining style"

St Andrew's Ladies Group

"Everyone was entranced by the lovely photos and fascinating presentation"

Open Minds in the Villages

"It was amazing that you were winner and runner up in the Overall Adult category. The judges were supremely impressed with the quality and composition of your photographs"

Organiser of the Clifton College Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2013 - 14. Chief judge : Alastair Fothergill.

"Thank you for the fascinating talk you gave to the group and the supporters. The feedback we have had has been unanimously full of praise and appreciation"

Backwell Art Group June 2014

"We all thoroughly enjoyed your talk finding it really interesting, informative and entertaining and the photos were brilliant. In fact, it was still a topic of conversation at the next meeting."

U3A meeting in Henleaze Bristol February 2017

"I just wanted to say how much your talk was appreciated yesterday and to say thank you for giving us such a lovely evening. There were so many comments of appreciation generally but your footage of the interaction with the Grey Whales was particularly popular."

Bristol Naturalists Society November 2018