In 2015 I fulfilled a long-held ambition to gain a BA in English. Two years later I completed a research MA on birds in literature, and in October I start a PhD. It will be a combined creative and critical project, focusing on childhood, memory and nature.
When I’m not studying I like to write about the wildlife in our valley and on our nearby allotment.
I’ve also co-authored a book with economist and activist Pam Warhurst. It tells the story of Incredible Edible Todmorden, the local food movement that’s transformed a town and is spreading across the world.