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Alan Wakeman (author)

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– Born in London, grew up in Coulsdon, Surrey
– Attended Purley Grammar School
– Did National Service in Singapore and Sri Lanka
– Worked as an architect before teaching English as a foreign language
– Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1970

– Became vegan in the 1970s
– Transitioned to a vegan whole-food diet for health reasons
– Co-authored a vegan cookbook in 1986
– Original reasons for veganism were health-focused
– Early concerns for animal welfare influenced dietary choices

Gay Liberation Front Involvement:
– Member of the Gay Liberation Front from the 1970s onward
– Wrote the first GLF song, “A Gay Song”
– Founding member of the theatre troupe Gay Sweatshop in 1974
– Lived in Soho, London for almost fifty years
– Dedicated campaigner against development of historical sites

Doctor Who:
– Commissioned to write a serial for the first season of Doctor Who in 1963
– Produced a four-part story called “The Living World”
– Script deemed too adult for the programme and was not produced
– Offered the unmade story to the series again in 2005
– Unmade story eventually published in a magazine in 2012

– Passed away in August 2015 at the age of 79
– Suffered from diabetes for many years
– Funeral held at St Annes Church, Soho
– Various sources archived information about Wakeman
– Obituary featured in The Guardian

For the British saxophone player, see Alan Wakeman

Alan Wakeman
Born(1936-06-19)19 June 1936
Catford, London
Died8 August 2015(2015-08-08) (aged 79)
Soho, London

Alan Wakeman (19 June 1936 – 8 August 2015) was a British author, playwright, vegan and gay rights activist.

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