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Lifestyle

Defining the Decade

Unsurprisingly when you google ‘biggest events of the decade’ you will be plagued with frankly terrifying articles about nuclear tensions, missing planes, political anarchy and heart-breaking stories about world poverty, inequality and environmental disaster. Such crises have been understandably at the forefront of our memories of the decade, but it’s also important for us to […]

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TV

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 Science

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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TV

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 […]