Mark Cocker

The official website of  the award-winning author, naturalist and environmental activist.

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2016 brings a number of exciting new developments.


In July I receive an honorary degree from the University of East Anglia, where my archive is soon to be opened.


In September 22-24th it will be the eighth New Networks for Nature meeting in Cambridge, which promises to be the best yet. I cannot wait.


In October 27-29th the Science Festival here in Norwich hosts three days of events for the Norfolk Festival of Nature. It too promises to be a great weekend.


From 13-19 November, in conjunction with the Kelsey family of Casa Rural el Recuerdo, I am running a nature writing holiday in Extremadura. The 2016 week is full but if you're interested in future courses then click here


'The man of most science is the man most alive,

whose life is the greatest event.' Henry Thoreau                                                                                    

I have a lifelong passion for all things living. Blackwater Blog is an online scrapbook of words and pictures about anything in nature from springtails to sparrowhawks.


The full blog can be read if you click here, but every week I post a Photo of the Week, a new image or images of something that grabbed my attention. Following on from my last, which showed an ancient Serbian Muslim cowherd, this week's picture is of another old timer. But what was it and who is its friend above? Find out at Photo of the Week here.

Mark is speaking and teaching at a wide range of events in the coming months. For full details click here.                                        


Some of the most recent reviews and newspaper articles can be read if you click the Journalism tab.


Finally if you want to get in touch, then there is a contact form in the dropdown menu for Talks & Teaching

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