Patrick Barkham - The Swimmer - The Wild Life of Roger Deakin

Roger Deakin is best known for his modern classic of nature writing, Waterlog, which frog-kicked the wild swimming movement into existence with wit, politics and poetry. He was not simply a dazzling writer and eccentric Englishman, he took his counterculture to the countryside. Turning to self-sufficiency, teaching and environmentalism, he also became a music impresario, made films and radio programmes and had an eclectic circle of friends. Barkham conjures Deakin’s voice back to a glorious life spent as an adventurer, a romantic and rebel.

an illustrated talk
When: Thursday 9th November 2023 @ 3.30 pm
Where: The Bull Ballroom