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William gives talks on Music for Film and Television for a variety of industry and educational organisations. These have included BBC Studios Natural History Unit, The Natural History Consortium, City University London, Bath Spa University, Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival and Earth Music Festival at St George’s Bristol.

In June 2023, William presented Composition and Conservation: Behind the Wildlife Score for Bristol Festival of Nature 2023. This event formed a musical celebration of William’s 100 score commissions for the major broadcasters. It was held in the Sansovino Hall at Bristol Harbour Hotel and was sold out.

In September 2023 and January 2024, William spoke to the BBC Studios Natural History Unit on the art of scoring for film. These talks formed a part of the BBC’s Secrets of Storytelling programme aimed at young natural history filmmakers in the early part of their careers. 

In May 2010 William worked, as composer in residence, on a major music for film project with the BBC Concert Orchestra and 27 young musicians. The project was commissioned by The Natural History Consortium and was supported by BBC Studios Natural History Unit.




William is occasionally asked to join panel discussions on aspects of media and the music business. In November 2010 he chaired a panel on Music, Media and Performance as part of Music South West's annual conference at The Watershed, Bristol. Other panel discussions have included:

Music, Media and Opportunities: Career Networking
(2010, Chair: Miguel Mera) at City University London,

How To Get Your Dream Job
(2010, Chair: Ed Drewett) at Bristol Festival of Nature,

 The Business of Music
(2009, Chair: Stephen Satterthwaite) for Bristol Music Foundation.

 He sat on the panel for What's the Score? at Wildscreen Film Festival 2014


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