Date of birth: 27 December, 1946
Date of passing: 27 October, 2016

Roger James

Passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne on October 27th 2016.
Aged 69 Years.
Former Head of Department of Arts at La Trobe University Bendigo where he lectured in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Literature.
Loved Husband of Nancy. Loved Father of Zoe and Zeno. Loved Father-in-law of Renchen. Loved Grandfather of Lelea.

At Peace


Funeral Notice

Funeral Details

Roger James

A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life of the late Dr. Roger James SWORDER will be held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wattle Street Bendigo on THURSDAY (November 17th 2016) commencing at 1pm.

The Funeral cortege will leave at the conclusion of the service for the White Hills Monumental Cemetery.

(Simon Mulqueen – Prop.)
Tel. 5444 0400

Jacky Ogeil shared

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Dr Roger Sworder. At Duneira we were honoured to hear his series of lectures on “What Plato thought of Our Modernity”.
Roger was the one and only “Pub Philosopher” for the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, appearing in three Festivals. He enjoyed challenging audiences and acceptable fashions on thinking. His last appearance was in 2015 on the Romantic Rejection of Modern Science. His vast knowledge, wit and generosity of spirit will be missed

Sign the Book for Roger SWORDER

  1. Jacky Ogeil
  1. Jeffrey Murrell
  2. James WF Roberts
  3. Jan Porter
  4. Katharina Dimtscheff
  5. John Durr
  6. Elly Mantzaris
  7. June Windover (Petrusma)
  8. Rebecca Miatke
  9. Brett Marshall
  10. Diana Harrison
  11. Helen Nichol
  12. Euan Nichol
  13. Con Karavarsamis
  14. mary karas
  15. Phillipa Doyle
  16. Elizabeth Kasmer
  17. Jeeseon Kang
  18. Robert Kleine
  19. Garry Martin
  20. Lorraine Martin
  21. William Ng
  22. Amy Lewis
  23. Vikki Cameron
  24. Anthony Murphy
  25. Rod Rickwood
  26. Benjamin Ristic
  27. Kaye Paton
  28. Beverley Pulfer
  29. Terence Carroll
  30. Josie Duncan
  31. Laurie Duncan
  32. Simon West
  33. Dana West
  34. Deborah Barr
  35. John Holton
  36. Jennifer Pignataro
  37. Jennifer Pignataro
  38. Susan Davies
  39. Julie Slattery
  40. Ken Slattery
  41. Tony Condon
  42. Lance Fraser
  43. Janelle Rotherham
  44. Daniel Mark
  45. Shirley Landy
  46. Wendy Lockyer
  47. Christie Tran (Evans)