Other Microlectures

The Wildest Journey: walking the Zambezi – Chaz Powell

Undeterred by local conflict and brutal terrain, Chaz’s source to sea walk along the wildest river was far from easy.

Running Scotland’s Watershed, a ribbon of wildness – Elspeth Luke

The first woman to complete this journey, Elspeth ran the spine of Scotland, surrounded by bogs, rain and beauty.

Vanuatu: in search of female chiefs – Sophie Hollingsworth

Sophie travelled to the South Pacific archipelago and lived with the Ngowtari (female leaders) to study their unique powers, jurisdiction and ceremonies. She reflects on what we can learn from a matrilineal society.

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.