Optimum Population Trust - Patrons


  • Sir David Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE, Naturalist, broadcaster and trustee of the British Museum and Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew; and a former controller of BBC Two
  • Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University
  • Baroness Shreela Flather, politician and past mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Dr Jane Goodall DBE, Founder, Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace
  • Susan Hampshire OBE, Actress and population campaigner
  • Professor John Guillebaud, Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, University College, London.
  • Dr James Lovelock CBE, Scientist and environmentalist known for proposing the Gaia theory that Earth functions as an organism, and author of 'The Revenge of Gaia'
  • Professor Aubrey Manning OBE, Emeritus Professor of Natural History, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Norman Myers CMG, Visiting Fellow, Green College, Oxford University, and at Harvard University, Cornell University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Michigan University and University of Texas
  • Chris Packham, Naturalist, nature photographer, television presenter and author.
  • Sara Parkin OBE, Founder Director and Trustee of Forum for the Future, Chair of the Richard Sandbrook Trust, Board member of the European Training Foundation
  • Jonathon Porritt CBE, Founder Director of Forum for the Future and former Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission
  • Lionel Shriver Journalist and author
  • Sir Crispin Tickell GCMG KCVO, Chancellor of Kent University, Director of the Policy Foresight Programme at the James Martin Institute, and former UK Permanent Representative on the United Nations Security Council

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