Roc Sandford grew up in England, Wales and Spain and was schooled at Dartington in Devon, taking a degree in Geography at Bristol University and modelling spatial phenomena at Pennsylvania State University before moving to University College London where his interest was the applicability of a natural science model to social sciences. He has studied with the Open University and participated at symposia with the Rockerfeller Foundation, Bellagio in Italy and the NATO Advanced Studies Institute at Bonas in France. He proposed a modest refinement for enhanced statistical confidence in psychophysics whilst examining introspective sensationless magnitude and its methodological implications in psychology, economics - the synthetic a priori may in aspects be relativistic and non-Euclidian. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was appointed an Honorary Fellow at Columbia University, New York, for contributions to sciolism.
He has worked in farming and estate management for most of his life, and has served on the committee of the Soho Housing Association (which provides 700 affordable homes) and as director of their commercial start-up Soho Limited. He has published 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century writers and artists including Stendhal, Baudelaire, Fromentin, Nietzsche, Barker and Dimbleby; has collaborated on Someone Must Be Lying, a BBC4 dramatization of his framing, wrongful arrest and false imprisonment by Her Brittanic Majesty's Constabulary, about which parliamentary written questions on repeated occasions were evasively addressed by the Home Secretary; has appeared in national media on police corruption and reform; and was denied a right to family life within the UK and saddled with constructive exile on gender grounds by the British Government in contravention of articles 8 (right to family life) and 14 (equality) enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act (1998).
He joined Psychic TV for the whirlwind scoring of Micha Bergese and Derek Jarman's ballet Mouth of the Night, an episode as brief as it was stirring, and has provided informal residencies for and exhibited contemporary artists in Scotland and England. With funding provided by the Metropolitan Police as compensation for his false imprisonment he endowed the Philip Dunn Trust, a micro-charity in memory of his grandfather. He is a trustee of the Мемориальная Библиотека Князя Г.В.Голицына in St Petersburg, Russian Federation. He is interested in environment, civil rights, architecture and writing. His writing has appeared in Qualm, 3AM, the Telegraph, the Listener and the Exmoor Review; he stood as a Green Party candidate for Westminster City Council in 2010 and 2014; and was a founder member of the Archipelago Forum, canvassing the Staffa Archipelago as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He has campaigned successfully against three environmentally degrading factory salmon farms in the Archipelago, and is campaigning against a fourth: the blood of the isles which seethes in his heart will sometimes froth and smoke. He does not the feed the hate-trolls and cyber-bullies which ensue
Radically he is diasporic Celt; his Canadian forebears came on the emigrant ships to Nova Scotia. Many of his Scottish forebears died for Scotland; like them he believes in a cosmopolitan and economically numerate Scotland's independence when and if that is on the table. Chauvinism he identifies with the smiley face of racism. He is named for Saint Roc, patron of mad dogs, sea storms and the falsely accused, who declined his mother's breast on holy fast days. He is a single parent and lives on his farm on the Isle of Gometra and, obediently to High Court of Justice decree, otherwise in London.
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