A Drink with James Rebanks, author of English Pastoral

James Rebanks
Photos by Andrew Heading

£5

Join A Drink with the Idler for a chat with farmer and writer James Rebanks

James Rebanks will be in conversation with Idler magazine editor Tom Hodgkinson and your host will be Idler Academy director Victoria Hull.

We’ll have philosophical insight from Dr Mark Vernon and the discussion will be followed by a live Q&A.

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It is an online event. It should be like meeting up in the pub for an interesting conversation. We leave the meeting open at the end so you can carry on chatting.

About the speakers:

James Rebanks is a farmer based in the Lake District, where his family have lived and worked for over six hundred years. His No.1 bestselling debut, The Shepherd’s Life, won the Lake District Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Wainwright and Ondaatje prizes, and has been translated into sixteen languages.

At A Drink with the Idler we’ll be talking about James Rebanks’ second book, English Pastoral, which was also a Top Ten bestseller and was named the Sunday Times Nature Book of the Year. Heralded as a ‘masterpiece’ by the New Statesman, it was shortlisted for the Ondaatje prize, and longlisted for the Rathbones Folio prize and the Orwell Prize for Political Writing.

Tom Hodgkinson is editor of the Idler and author of the best-selling manuals, How to be Idle and How to be Free. Other books include a book on smallholding called Brave Old World, a book on parenting, the Ukulele Handbook and, most recently, a manual for creative entrepreneurs, Business for Bohemians.

Dr Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist, writer, broadcaster and teacher. He presents several Idler Academy online courses. He has a PhD in philosophy, and degrees in theology and physics. His most recent books include – The Idler Guide To Ancient Philosophy (Idler Books), Love: All That Matters (Hodder) and Jung: How To Believe (Guardian Shorts) – and he has books on friendship, belief and the good life too. Mark can often be heard on Moral Maze. He began his professional life as a priest in the Church of England. 

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A Drink with James Rebanks Event Details

Date: Thursday 2 December

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location: Online via Zoom link

Cost: £5. Free for Idler subscribers. SUBSCRIBE NOW

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You can catch up on previous iterations of ‘A Drink with the Idler’ on Idler TV on YouTube, including interviews with Hayley Atwell, Michael Palin, Frank Skinner, Armando Iannucci, Sally Phillips, David Graeber and many more.