Other Microlectures

Pushing the limits: life and death at the sharp end

Having traversed Antarctica by ski, Dr Alex Brazier is no stranger to working in a team under pressure. Now, his work in a busy ICU through a pandemic brings new insights into stamina and resilience.

Seeking Solitude, Finding Solidarity: on foot through the Caucasus – Val Ismaili

Val's solo through-hike of the Transcaucasian Trail turned into an unexpectedly emotional journey, featuring lone shepherds, hospitable families, and homemade vodka.

The Ger in the City: exploring migration in Mongolia – Hattie Field

The steppe is changing and rural nomads are moving to the cities. Hattie spent two months finding out why.

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.