Steppes Beyond – Travel Festival By Simon Moore Last weekend I attended a unique festival at the Royal Geographical Society, London, that presented talks and discussions by conservationists, explorers, travel experts, wildlife documentary presenters and producers. Hosted by Steppes Travel, their first ‘Beyond’ two-day festival aimed to inspire everyone to embark on adventures into... Read More »Read more »
As part of Chelsea Physic Garden’s Supper Talk series, UCL PhD candidate Alice Rudge presented a talk entitled A Society Guided by Scent. Simon Hoyte went along to discover the importance of smell to the Batek hunter-gatherers of Malaysia. In comparison to other medium-sized mammals, the human sense of smell is distinctly unimpressive. Indeed, as you... Read More »Read more »
By Jules Howard. Published by Bloomsbury (2016) Following ideas from his first book, Sex on Earth, Jules Howard playfully addresses the mysteries, the science and the wonders of both both life and it’s ultimate demise. Contrary to the title, this feel-good book celebrates life, with the burden of Death securely shrouded by curiosities of... Read More »Read more »
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