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Jim Perrin Lecture – Thoreau – prophet for planetary survival

23 August 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm

Jim Perrin Lecture on Thoreau 23 August 2018

One of the great figures of American literature, Henry David Thoreau’s reputation and popularity have grown immeasurably over the last century. He is recognised as finest of all writers on nature, and his ecological awareness is of enormous and growing influence. Jim Perrin, himself a nature writer and the Guardian’s country diarist for Wales, looks at Thoreau’s writings and his exemplary life.

About Jim Perrin

We are honoured to be able to offer talks on two fascinating topics this August by award winning writer Jim Perrin.

Jim Perrin is a mountaineering, travel and outdoor writer, and in his youth was an accomplished rock-climber. He writes the Country Diary for the Guardian. His book ‘Shipton and Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Mountaineering’ won the Kekoo Naoroji Prize for Himalayan Literature in 2014. He is a Fellow of the Welsh Academy and an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University.

About the Venue

This lecture is free to attend, but we would be grateful for any donations for the running of the gallery (suggested amount £2). This is a new kind of venture for our small venue. We do not know how many people will attend and seats may be limited. Please email ahead to reserve seats –


23 August 2018
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Oriel St John’s Hall Gallery
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Barmouth, Wales LL42 1AF United Kingdom
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