When Women Ran the Scottish Periodical Press with Juliet Shields

Following International Women’s Day on 8 March, it is vital to reflect on the powerful historical figures who have paved the way in the fight for gender equality. While we are aware of major feminist activists, such as the suffragettes, there are many individuals who do not appear in the pages of our history books; their … More When Women Ran the Scottish Periodical Press with Juliet Shields

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday by offering free entry to national parks

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year, and there is an enormous array of events taking place. Canadians are using 2017 to celebrate the key aspects of their nation, from its rich cultural diversity to its spectacular natural landscapes. Canada day, usually celebrated on July 1st, is being extended into a whole weekend crammed full … More Canada celebrates its 150th birthday by offering free entry to national parks

The darker side of conservation – and some solutions

Kaziranga National Park, in the Assam province of India, is renowned for its remarkable conservation success. In fact, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has often been credited with saving the Indian rhino population from extinction. While this park is particularly famous for its rhino conservation, it is also home to sloth bears, wild elephants, swamp … More The darker side of conservation – and some solutions

The University of St Andrews divests from fossil fuels

Following their 17-month student campaign, Fossil Free St Andrews has announced that the university has just joined an increasing number of British institutions in divesting completely from fossil fuel operations. As of November last year 25% of British universities had already taken this significant step, with many more pledged to do the same. Behind this campaign … More The University of St Andrews divests from fossil fuels