Lydia Slack is a British speaker, writer and hill farmer's daughter from the Peak District National Park.
Currently writing her first novel Hills, Animals and Not Many People, Lydia shares a semi-autobiographical account of her upbringing on her family's dairy and sheep farm in the Derbyshire countryside.
Lydia has travelled extensively since she left school, getting as far away from the farm as possible. At the age of 18, she spent a year in Swaziland, southern Africa, with educational charity Project Trust, where she gained a wealth of experience and used her sense of humour to carry her through. Lydia went on to gain a First Class Honours degree in International Food and Agri-Business at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester before moving to New York to work at the United Nations on a drought management project for Jordan and Palestine. In May 2017, Lydia gained her Master's degree from the University of Oxford in Water Science, Policy and Management. In November 2018, Lydia founded the social enterprise Reviving Roots, set up to tackle drought vulnerability in the Kingdom of eSwatini, by introducing drought tolerant crops to subsistence farmers.
Lydia is currently based in the UK and splits her time between her flat in London and the farm in Derbyshire. She speaks to a number of audiences across the UK and shares hilarious stories of her upbringing on the farm.
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