Other Microlectures

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.

Heavy pack and heartfelt footsteps: rediscovering Southeast Asia – Ellie Mackay

A three-year quest across Southeast Asia to rediscover the treasures of Sir David Attenborough’s 1950s documentaries. The journey became Ellie’s homage to a land on the brink of ecological loss.

Kayaking the Kwanza: source to sea along Angola’s longest river – Oscar Scafidi

In a 40 year old foldable wooden kayak, Oscar Scafidi’s two-man team completed the first ever source-to-mouth journey along the Kwanza River, in spite of being chased by hippos and sinking in rapids.

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.