Other Microlectures

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.

Rwanda 20 years on: a week to remember - Fergus Oleary Simpson

Last year Rwandans commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide. Fergus was in Kigali over this period and attended genocide memorial ceremonies, massacre sites and interviewed a number of survivors. He reflects on Genocide Memorial Week and where Rwanda now finds itself in the modern world.

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 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.