Sir Tom Hunter’s philanthropy The Hunter Foundation (“THF”), has secured renowned broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough to speak at its latest charity dinner to be held at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh on 18th February 2020. 

The event – which will see Sir David interviewed on stage, followed by several performances from high-profile entertainment acts – is run 100% for charity. 

Previous events hosted by THF have attracted such high-profile speakers as Barack Obama and Michelle Obama and raised over £1 million for good causes. 

Sir David was formerly controller of BBC2 and president of the Royal Society for Nature Conservation. He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in all of black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4D formats. 

More recently, Sir David made the headlines in December when he met Greta Thunberg via Skype when she was guest editing the BBC’s Today programme. She said it was watching Sir David’s nature programmes as a child that inspired her to take action on the climate crisis. 

Sir Tom Hunter said: 

“The climate crisis is one of the greatest threats to the future of our society so what better guest to welcome to Scotland than Sir David Attenborough. We look forward to hearing his thoughts on steps we can take as a nation to address the climate emergency, and reflect on his years as a natural historian and broadcaster.”

Malcolm Buchanan, Chair of the Royal Bank of Scotland Board said:

“It is a tremendous privilege to sponsor this event, which will not only raise money for an incredibly worthy cause but further spotlight the need for meaningful action on climate change. As we build a purpose-led bank that champions the communities we serve and helps them to thrive, we are determined to play a deeper role for society and help in the transition to a low carbon economy.”

Tables will start at £5,000 and an audience of up to 800 is expected on the night. Requests for tables should be made to Lux Events by contacting 

The event is supported by Royal Bank of Scotland with further sponsors to be confirmed.

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