Areas of Interest and Competence

Michael Stephen Clark, as originator of 1320Elements, is able to research, write and produce factual content across a wide range of subject areas with particular regard to art, nature, music and heritage. His interests and expertise encompass all of these subjects. His work and his accomplishments are outlined below.

Teaching – Between 2001 and 2004, Michael Stephen Clark taught MSc students at Oxford Brookes University as a visiting lecturer. The course title was Primate Conservation and he covered the captive management module, which ran for nine weeks. My lectures were video taped for distance learners and I prepared extensive lecture notes, overheads and PowerPoint presentations for all students. I also provided students with a great deal of personal support and individual tutorial, especially the distance learners.

Vocational Projects – writing numerous short articles, scientific reports, delivering lectures, participating in field expeditions (Comoro Islands and Madagascar), administration and  campaigning.

Publications – “Breeding Leadbeater’s Possum at London Zoo” (American Zookeepers Association Conference Proceedings (1990); “Breeding Black-footed penguins at London Zoo”,  (International Zoo Yearbook, Vol. 33. 1994); “Mongoose Lemurs in the Comoros Islands (ZSL Lifewatch, and Wild About Animals magazines); “The mongoose lemur on Anjouan”, published in Dodo 33 (1997); researched, wrote, published and distributed The 1st Regional Studbook for the Slow Loris in captivity in the UK” (1989), and two editions (1993 and 1996) of The International Studbook for the Mongoose Lemur in Captivity.

Additional media and Communications

Expeditions – Seven-week expedition in 1997 to Anjouan (Comoros Islands) to assist in the successful capture of endangered Livingstone’s Fruit bats for the captive breeding programme at Jersey Zoo; Participated in expedition to Madagascar in 1998 to assist PhD students with the collection of tissues from wild mongoose lemurs.

Additional Media and Communications

Michael Stephen Clark is a freelance author, web journalist, website publisher and internet radio broadcaster. His experience includes the creation of press releases, artist biographies and concert programmes for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO). He also participated in the preparation of two successful applications to Creative Scotland for Regular Funding, which secured the SNJO’s ambitions for the years 2015-2018 and 2018-2021. Other music clients have included Edinburgh classical guitarist Simon Thacker, Arild Andersen, BBC Radio Scotland, Fat-Suit, Loz Speyer, Square One, and SNJO artistic director Tommy Smith.

Michael Stephen Clark has created podcasts that featured eclectic programming, cultural inclusion, and outreach to other countries. These podcast projects, including shows such as Just Good Tunes, Fresh Jam and Quick, Quick, Jazz are showcased on Mixcloud. He was also responsible for  dozens of live music reviews, CD reviews and essays, which he published on his INSTRUMENTAL website, an internationally orientated, eclectic, web-based music magazine. Support for www.instrumentali.wordpress.com grew considerably in the three years of its existence and the published reviews invited much praise for their insightful evaluation. Selected reviews were collated and published in ‘A Creative Surge’ – Collected Music Writing 2012-2017 by Michael Stephen Clark.’

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