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Ralph Thompson

Chester, United Kingdom

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  • 28 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • University Lecturer (Zoology)/'Artist'
  • PhD in Biology/Psychology
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


To dance with the wraggle taggle gypsies, O!


I am a scientist with a curious mind, currently in charge of teaching an Animal Studies Degree programme in Wales.
I like thinking about the world, creating art (drawing and painting), meeting new and different people and exploring new places.
Happy when walking (in cities or forests), cycling, learning, drawing, imagining or sleeping.

More about me (and my art) on my website:


Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Hosting (mostly in Bristol, but I am now living in Chester) and surfing in the rest of the world, see references below...


Been hosted in Uganda, Czech Republic, Greece and UK - all very good experiences. I have also hosted people from from Europe and Australia in Bristol and hope to be able to have more guests soon. I feel very lucky to have met some really lovely people from couch-surfing.


Art, Drawing, Painting, Photography

Biology, Science, Psychology, Nature

Culture, People, Anthropology, History, Talking, Teaching, Stories, Fantasies

Travelling, Beauty, Exploring, Learning, Meeting new people

Music, Movies & Books

Lord of the Rings, Tolkien
The Alchemist, Coelho
Symposium, Plato

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- Every time a person shows kindness to someone they do not know and will probably never meet again.

- Being between a charging white rhino (with calf) and herd of buffalo in South Africa

- Talking to a stranger who is alone and finding they are as happy to have the company as I am.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can (and would love to) teach:
- Biology (to degree level)
- Other Science
- Drawing/Painting
- English

...and eager to learn everything :)

What I Can Share With Hosts

Food (vegetarian)

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, Uganda, United States, Wales

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom

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