Weapons of mass extinction: on biocides, hedgehogs and climate change

Meet Henry   It’s a cool, bright October afternoon. Walking through the park, I notice a small spikey ball, listless among the leaves. This is a dangerous time for autumn juveniles, hedgehogs born late in summer, as they may not be able to gain enough weight to carry them through hibernation. Covered in ticks and… Continue reading Weapons of mass extinction: on biocides, hedgehogs and climate change

What did I learn at the White Rose Doctoral Training: Working in Partnership Residential?

If your PhD is looking for real solutions out there in the real world then you will need to create links with stakeholders you identify as key participants that will help you answer your research question. This means getting companies, NGOs, public sector entities, and private individuals to take part in your research, as either… Continue reading What did I learn at the White Rose Doctoral Training: Working in Partnership Residential?

World Vegan Month: 5 easy swaps to make your diet healthier and kinder for you, the planet, and animals. Also where to eat out in Sheffield?

Feature image with big thanks to artist Tim Boyd) I am happy to have been asked to write this piece for the sustainability team at Sheffield University and have the opportunity to show anyone interested in going vegan or incorporating more plant-based meals just how affordable and simple it is. What we choose to eat… Continue reading World Vegan Month: 5 easy swaps to make your diet healthier and kinder for you, the planet, and animals. Also where to eat out in Sheffield?

Anarchy and Accountability? A staggering reflection of a heartbreaking conference: Insights from the 5th Anarchist Network Studies Conference

The process of getting into and going to a conference has been widely written about with sarcasm, cynicism and humour by amazing writers like David Lodge so I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Like a terrible first date that sticks with you long after its over, I needed the weekend to mull it over, thinking about […]

Exciting conference! Get ready for the 4th International Conference on Ecolinguistics (ICE-4)

The 4th International Conference on Ecolinguistics (ICE-4) Languaging and Eco-civilizations: Towards Consilience with the Life Sciences University of Southern Denmark (Odense Campus) 12th to 15th of August 2019 Send in your abstracts for this exciting conference! The 4th International Conference on Ecolinguistics addresses: Languaging and Eco-civilization:Towards Consilience with the Life Sciences. The conference aims to… Continue reading Exciting conference! Get ready for the 4th International Conference on Ecolinguistics (ICE-4)

Hedgehog-Friendly Campus Launch Event!

The problem You may already know that we are currently experiencing a sixth mass extinction. Human activity has reached such a destructive level that the Earth is losing its ability to support life. Among many other species that are going extinct, the UK’s beloved hedgehog is in trouble. Since 2000, the European hedgehog population has… Continue reading Hedgehog-Friendly Campus Launch Event!

30th CSEAR International Congress – Day 3

This morning is the last breakfast in the halls, and I would like to thank the catering service who were so helpful catering to my vegan taste, always friendly and chatty  – you were a significant part of these enjoyable 4 days. In the first morning session, Tom Cuckston shares with us his latest research… Continue reading 30th CSEAR International Congress – Day 3