• Why The Lake District Should Be On Everyone’s Bucket List

    Joseph Holmes-Milner A recent survey by fuel brand JET asked 2000 drivers to rank their favourite UK road trips and, unsurprisingly, the Lake District ranked first. I was fortunate enough to go with my family this August. For the last 25 years, my dad has celebrated his birthday weekend...
  • Lockdown – City vs Countryside 

    The word ‘unprecedented’ has been cropping up in every news report, article, and Facebook post of late. But these really are unprecedented times. Coronavirus has led to a worldwide lockdown, breaching our basic human rights in a bid to rid the world of this virus. With his announcement on the evening of the 23rd of March, the...
  • Creative Corner: A Giant

    The morning was bright and pale yellow like fainting buttercups, casting a welcoming tint over his home. He lived in a country village, small and peaceful, but not quite isolated. The only sounds he heard were bird song, the tractors in the fields and the persistent, whirring motors of...
  • If nature was built by machines

    We have sculpted our planet since the beginnings of human existence, and in doing so have changed so many ecosystems that the earth’s stability is now reliant upon human intervention. More than ever before, conservation institutions have to work tirelessly, and often unsuccessfully in attempts to remediate the anthropogenic...
  • Summer: A Countryside Perspective

    The idea of a summer in the countryside can sound daunting for some, particularly us city-dwellers. We often return from the busy hubs of student life, leisure and culture that are University Park, Lenton and Nottingham to centres arguably equally as busy and inundated with opportunities to socialise, go out...
  • Microadventures: What on Earth?

    By addressing the idea of heading out into the countryside for a night of sleeping beneath the stars, completely without a tent, I likely conjure some image of hell for the majority of university students. Given that we already pay extortionate fees for freezing cold accommodation, why then remove those walls...