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Does David Attenborough’s most recent work encourage action?

Before we consider the effect Sir David Attenborough’s work has made on today’s society, it is important to investigate the culture of ‘raising awareness’. This term has a negative connotation. Recently it has been more criticised than praised. The reason: sometimes awareness campaigns fail to provide solutions to a problem in discussion, leaving the people […]

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Review: ‘Whale meet again,’ a talk by Doug Allen

Doug Allan is a wildlife photographer and cameraman best known for his breath-taking work on Blue Planet and Planet Earth. He delivered a special guest talk as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s (RSGS) national talks programme, ‘Inspiring People.’ With over 90 lectures across mainland Scotland in 2018-2019, the series hosts a range of […]

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Nature documentaries hammer climate change home

Big Cats is a new three-part series documenting the secret lives of some of the most formidable hunters on the planet. Using the latest technology and new scientific research, the team of videographers take a peek into the enigmatic lives of thirty-one out of the forty different cat species. The first episode, which aired on […]

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Unpackaging going home for the holidays

In the coming weeks more than a million undergraduate students across the UK will ditch the Arctic cold of their HMO flats and head to a place where the heating is allowed on for more than four hours of the day; a place where the final instalments of Blue Planet can be watched on something […]

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Blue Planet

It has been sixteen years since The Blue Planet opened our eyes and took us under the sea to explore and expose worlds that most of us could never dream of. It was a roaring success, regularly drawing in over 12 million people and winning both BAFTAs and  Emmys. It is no wonder that when […]