Shoebill safari

03rd, Feb 2017

Uganda is home to spectacular birds. The country’s location in central eastern Africa accounts in part for its extraordinary diversity, with over 1,000 species recorded in a landmass the size of the UK.

Autoficción – the new novel?

01st, Oct 2016

‘There is no real life. It’s always the story of your life that you’re living.”

                                                                            – Aleksander Hemon

What will Brexit mean for nature?

30th, Jul 2016

The effect of the recent Brexit vote on Britain’s nature policy hardly seems to be at the top of anyone’s list of post-referendum worries. In the news there has been scant attention given to the prospect of the withdrawal of EU legislation to protect the environment.

Ice Diaries - an Antarctic memoir

31st, Jan 2016

In March 2016 I will publish Ice Diaries - an Antarctic memoir. It's a book about ice and its properties, both emotional and physical - a tale of ice and the polar regions and a travelogue filtered through a personal climate change story.

Because the Night – orders and disorders of the dark

20th, Nov 2015

It is late November in London. The sun rises at around 7.20am and sets around 4pm, giving those of us who live on the latitude 52.15 degrees North just over eight and a half hours of light each day.