Category: Environment

30 June, 2014

Daveen Koh

On Going for a Walk

Daveen Koh finds Frederic Gros' book to be limited in scope but nevertheless a commendable achievement and a delightful read.


3 June, 2014

Katherine Manfred

“We Are the New Meteorite”

Kolbert relates scientifically valid theories in a refreshingly neutral tone as a powerful warning against anthropogenic destruction.


9 December, 2013

Dominic Davies and Elleke Boehmer

Two Oxford Spires: From Magdalen to Windrush

A series of photos telling the story of Oxford's changing urban landscape between two of its towers, Magdalen and Windrush.


28 October, 2013

Gabriel Roberts

Ecological Boredom

George Monbiot's call for a "rewilding" of both ecosystems and the people that inhabit them is confused in it's vague definition of that term.


14 October, 2013

Gabriel Roberts

An England of the Mind

W.G. Hoskins' reflections on the English landscape veer between historical insight and ill-founded nostalgia.


23 January, 2013

Amy Cutler

Photo of the Week: Underwater Aesthetics



4 November, 2012

Owen Hopkins

Urban Renaissance Travelogue

A New Kind of Bleak is an acerbic, if sometimes alienating critique of pseudo-modernism, finds Owen Hopkins.


22 October, 2012

Gabriel Roberts

What Feet Know

In our special focus on Robert Macfarlane's The Old Ways, Gabriel Roberts finds it a gesture towards the inexpressable.


Judyta Frodyma

Journey to the Self

Judyta Frodyma finds The Old Ways tows readers along a narcissistic path of self-indulgent prose.


14 November, 2011

Chris Maughan

Ecocriticism

Literature faces ecological concerns in Timothy Clark's The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment.