Other Microlectures

Chernobyl: time travel to 1986

Yulia Savchuk returns to her native Ukraine, chasing childhood memories and examining what the Soviet era could teach us about living with ‘invisible killers’.

Our flat Earth: adventures of a digital detective

Starting from sepia photos in an album, Emma de Heveningham unpicks the mystery of her grandfather’s time in South America, tracing his footsteps across a screen with her fingertips.

Back in the saddle: cycling the Iron Curtain

After a spine injury ends her prospects of a sports career, Laura Scott packs up her life and cycles 5500 miles from the Arctic Circle to the Black Sea. Solo.

Standing up for river science: paddle boarding the Thames - Michelle Ellison and Mel Joe

Paddle boarding the length of the Thames, Michelle and Mel tested the water quality, raising awareness about the health of the river and inspiring others to give paddle boarding a go.