Roc Sandford is a writer, climate & nature protestor, and member of artists’ collectives Ocean Rebellion and Hard Art. They offer not only a lyrical take on nature’s mystery but a rational on the stresses it faces.  Roc's most recent book of nature writing, Burnt Rain (Hazel Press), was published in July 2023.  Rebel, Rebel, an Emergency Dialogue, an experimental non-fiction account of the early days of Extinction Rebellion written with Susana Medina was published in June 2024.
Writing, editing, profiles, reviews or interviews have appeared in the Telegraph, Times, Mail, Guardian, Observer, Sun, Mirror, Scotsman, Herald, Reuters & many other outlets. Roc’s work has been the subject of documentaries & dramatisations by BBC (twice), Dmitri Galitzine, Arte, ZDF, RTÉ One and Stacey Dooley amongst others.
Roc modelled perceptual bias at Bristol, Penn State, and UCL, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is a director of Mathematical Sciences UK, David Graeber Institute, Absurd Intelligence and arts charity Gerry’s Pompeii. Roc presents a message of climate and nature collapse, inadequate complex system modelling, the currently dismal policy response and sector-specific asks at ministerial level and below to the UN, government, finance, accountancy & academia.
Roc lives part time in London and otherwise on the off-grid Hebridean Isle of Gometra.
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