Other Microlectures

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.

Canoeing through Covid: citizen science on the Severn

As the lockdown lifts, Alex McDermott and friends re-plan with a new aim: to explore Covid’s impact on a river, its people, and the wider environment.

The Long Way Up: Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail – Charlie Knight

Faced with doubts and depression, Charlie took the ‘black dog’ for a walk through America.

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.