On Charles Darwin’s use of photography in his book about human and animal emotions.
How not to make a simple three-minute podcast piece.
To mark the 300th anniversary of his birth, a brief account of Rev. Gilbert White’s influence on Charles Darwin.
On the mysterious arrival, and equally mysterious disappearance, of a Wurlitzer organ.
In celebration of my adopted star.
In which I seek a better word to describe a profoundly uplifting sensation.
Religious tradition has been being ‘undermined’ in Britain since recorded history began—most of the time by people of a distinctly religious persuasion.
In all my years visiting the Dee Marshes, I had never looked across them from the Welsh side.
Getting to know a place well means knowing what to look forward to, and appreciating when something unusual happens.
To think of all the deliciously immoral acts I could have been getting up to today, if only it had occurred to me I needn’t be impeded by any sense of right or wrong.
On the realisation that the natural world gets on perfectly well without us.
‘Notes from Walnut Tree Farm’ is by far my favourite Roger Deakin book. His assembled notes and jottings are packed full of ideas. The signal-to-noise ratio is phenomenal.