Other Microlectures

From a mouthful to a movement: my refugee kitchen - Tom Marsden

A trip to the eastern Mediterranean becomes a journey into action in the face of the ongoing refugee crisis. Tom responds through food. Half a million meals later, he is still serving.

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.

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.

A Persian pursuit - Shirin Shabestari

Born in Iran, Shirin spent most of her childhood trekking with her father; however, her most life-changing journey was to go from being a full-time mum to leading an expedition to climb Iran’s highest peak, the 5,671m high Damavand. This was a journey intent on changing perceptions about modern day Iran, its people and its heritage.