The view from the trapped ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy

Global warming's glorious ship of fools

11 January 2014

Yes, yes, just to get the obligatory ‘of courses’ out of the way up front: of course ‘weather’ is not the same as ‘climate’; and of course the thickest iciest… Read more

Julian Broke-Evans’s installation of ice pipes in Antarctica, with Ford Rock in the background

The grandson of Scott’s deputy makes music in Antarctica

28 September 2013

As his father lay dying some six years ago, Julian Broke-Evans promised him that he would ‘keep telling the story’, the story being that of Scott’s ill-fated but heroic 1910–13… Read more

Shire, by Ali Smith - review

3 August 2013
Shire Ali Smith

Full Circle Editions, pp.128, £18, ISBN: 9780957152823

Pastoral elegy is not what you expect to find in a collection of short stories, but then Ali Smith is a wonderfully unexpected writer. In the first story, ‘The Beholder’,… Read more