Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Founder | Cloud Appreciation Society

    Gavin Pretor-Pinney is founder and Member 001 of the Cloud Appreciation Society, which has more than 60,000 members in 120 countries. He is the author of the internationally bestselling “Cloudspotter’s Guide” (2006) and “Cloud Collector’s Handbook” (2009) as well as “A Cloud A Day” (2021).

    Pretor-Pinney is a winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. He is a TED Global Speaker with more than 1.3 million views. He has presented television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 and is a Visiting Fellow at the Meteorology Department of Reading University and winner of the Royal Meteorological Society’s Michael Hunt award.

    Based in Somerset, England, Gavin co-founded the Idler, a magazine that argues for the importance of downtime in creative thinking.

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