Other Microlectures

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.

The spirit of the Colombian Pacific - James Price

James journeys by foot and canoe along a remote and unvoiced coastline, to discover why the rainforest and its inhabitants are at risk.

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.

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.