Patrick Barkham at the Great Fen

Patrick Barkham at the Great Fen - Henry Stanier

Islander – A Journey Around Our Archipelago with Patrick Barkham

Location: Orton Hall Hotel and Spa, The Village, Orton Longueville, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 7DN
Wildlife writer Patrick Barkham takes us on a fascinating journey around some of Britain’s most intriguing small islands, meeting their wild residents.

Event details


7:00pm - 9:30pm
A static map of Islander – A Journey Around Our Archipelago with Patrick Barkham

About the event

In this illustrated talk, Patrick Barkham explores how small islands can be ecological laboratories, warning signals and sanctuaries – for wildlife and us. What do small islands tell us about our relationship with the natural world? Do small islands have big lessons for us on the mainland?

Patrick is the award-winning author of The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands, and Coastlines and The Guardian’s Natural History Writer. His latest book Islander, won the 2018 National Geographic Traveller Magazine book of the year award. Patrick lives with his family near the Norfolk Broads. He is currently writing a book about children and nature. His favourite island is Scolt Head Island in north Norfolk! 




Wildlife Trust members £8.00 plus booking fee
Wildlife Trust Non-members £10.00 plus booking fee

Know before you go


Guide dogs only


Orton Hall is fully accessible.

Wheelchair access




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Louise Rackham

Celebrity Talks