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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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Film Reviews

Wildlife

Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife is undeniably a career-making moment, but not for Dano. Rather, in a film which could be described as pretty but empty, Carey Mulligan shines. Breaking out of previously girlish roles, her emotional depth spreads throughout the whole film, sweeping away the other two central characters in her wake. The opening […]

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Film

Cinematic Milestones: A Look Ahead To This Semester’s Movies

With summer suffering its end and Freshers’ Week soon to pass us by in a drunken whirl, the crisp autumnal air will soon take hold alongside the purported academic responsibility that seems to associate itself with university. So whether it stems from genuine interest or sheer procrastination, here are a few films to cosy up […]

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Environment Science

Should documentary film-makers be obliged to intervene?

A highly celebrated and historically significant photograph ‘The vulture and the little girl’, features an emaciated Sudanese toddler being confronted by a vulture. The photo was meant to show a shocking truth, but ended up sparking an ongoing debate about the ethical role of the photographer. Is a photographer simply a recorder of events, or […]

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Environment Science

One in 11 wildlife species in Scotland facing extinction

The 2016 State of Nature report has revealed that 520 wildlife species in Scotland are at risk of extinction. The report was released by a collaborative group of conservation and research charities, including the Woodland Trust Scotland, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Of the estimated 6,000 wildlife species in Scotland, 65 […]

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Features

The pangolin: the world’s most trafficked animal

When you’ve got anything from an upset stomach to a severe fever, you’re probably more likely to reach for prescribed medication than you are for a generous spoonful of ground rhinoceros horn or pangolin scale. However, this isn’t the case for everyone, which has led to a rapid decline in both pangolin and rhinoceros populations. […]

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Art Fringe

153rd International Photographic Exhibition

Photography, Photographic Exhibition Centre, Venue 130, 10:00-17:00 until 30th August.  There’s no formal introduction to the grandiosely named 153rd Annual Photographic Exhibition. Rather, you’re left to your own devices to decipher any curatorial stratagem. Two hundred and two prints hang in invariable blocks of six, mounted on grey felt exhibition panels. Imaginatively, photographs seem to […]