Other Microlectures

Paddleboarding around Langkawi to find Crusoe - Daniel Wynn

Daniel goes in search of the castaway experience in an archipelago of 99 islands. Without support, and increasingly without water, he finds it.

Sunflowers for soldiers: one girl, two dogs and 616 sunflower seeds – Janey McGill

Along a 630-mile trek of the South West Coast Path, Janey McGill planted sunflower seeds to honour the 616 soldiers severely wounded as a result of the war in Afghanistan.

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.