Other Microlectures

Buried treasure: unearthing an archipelago's lost ecosystem - Alvaro Castilla-Beltrán

Alvaro Castilla-Beltrán takes us to Cape Verde to understand the impact of humans on biodiversity, exploring the soils beneath his feet.

My life in Outer Mongolia: step by Steppe – Stephanie Hadik

Galloping alongside nomadic herdsmen, sharing cups of salty tea and milking horses are some of Stephanie Hadik’s many Mongolian adventures. These have left her with a true love for the country.

Mahaweli Challenge: Sri Lanka's longest river on foot and by kayak - Ian Packham

Having never kayaked before, Ian set off to hike and paddle Sri Lanka’s longest river from source to sea. From the country’s third highest peak – Totapola Kanda – Ian travelled through tea plantations, ancient city-states, and modern tourist destinations. This journey challenged his ideas of river travel and demonstrated the difficulties of water security for developing nations.

And then there were three: tandem touring with an infant in Arctic Norway - Anne Pinney

Anne cycled the northern coastline of Norway with her husband, fellow tandem cyclist David, and their 10 month old son. Hear about her journey; the white sandy beaches of the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, the beauty of mountains and fjords, and the pain of a 1,400km ride in the Arctic... with a cot, high chair and nappies!