Roger Deakin: Exploring the Archive

17 May 2017 // Remembering Roger Deakin

Roger Deakin continues to be a fascinating man and someone we hold close to our hearts here at Caught by the River. Roger Deakin: Exploring the Archive was the name and theme of a recent afternoon of talks, readings and discussion, held at the UEA, celebrating the work of the wild swimmer, nature writer and […]

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Remembering Roger Deakin

16 February 2017 // Remembering Roger Deakin

Back in September, we posted a series of tributes to the late, great writer and environmentalist Roger Deakin, marking ten years since his untimely passing. The contribution which follows came as a late addition, but we’ve decided it’s too good a piece of writing not to publish. Enjoy! Words and pictures: Melissa Mouchemore I was […]

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The Roger Deakin archive

8 October 2016 // Remembering Roger Deakin

Part of our continuing tribute to Roger Deakin Words: Dan Richards The Roger Deakin Archive is held at the University of East Anglia on the outskirts of Norwich. Formerly housed at Walnut Tree Farm, it now sits in UEA’s library at the heart of that famously Brutalist campus; less salmon run, more Logan’s Run. The […]

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Notes from Nell Carr Farm

27 September 2016 // Remembering Roger Deakin

Notes from Nell Carr Farm From: Richard Carter Part of our continuing tribute to Roger Deakin Compare and contrast: Men that undertake only one district are much more likely to advance natural knowledge than those that grasp at more than they can possibly be acquainted with: every kingdom, every province, should have its own monographer. […]

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Pictures of Walnut Tree Farm

23 September 2016 // Remembering Roger Deakin

The front porch of Roger Deakin’s Walnut Tree Farm, in the blazing August sun. Words & illustrations by Nick Hayes Part of our continuing tribute to Roger Deakin I never knew Roger. Instead I came to the farm as many do, as a pilgrim. I’d read The Wild Places and followed the lineage, as a […]

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