Category Archives: Explorers

A Mini-ish Update

Not been able to write much recently, as my laptop is on its way out.  Basically the hot weather and being an elderly computer, means that when the battery gets hot, it presses on the tracker pad and bar from … Continue reading

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Pacific Specific and Charlie

Its easy (especially in the comfort of your own home) to underestimate the emotional side of rowing an ocean and also how much psychological preparation is needed for a row, well beyond the physical aspects of training, and in our … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

Trials of a Week This week has been the toughest so far as Director of OPG, as a member of the Coxless Rowers, and also in my PhD quest.  It is a week that has marked the end and the … Continue reading

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Samburu and Grevy’s Zebras: A ‘Win-Win-Win-Win’ Project

Originally posted on Earthwatch Unlocked:
The weather has been weird in Oxford lately. Really weird. Two years of low winter rainfall has led to groundwater levels so low that Oxford is officially in drought and we are all being asked…

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Women Painters of the Renaissance

Its all about the women today. How have things changed since these ladies were painted?

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Bicycle Stories

Your First Bike Getting your first ever bike is like a right of passage, something you rarely forget, even if you don’t recall all the intricate details.  I must have been about 5 or 6 years old when I got … Continue reading

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Last Letters: Further Extracts

Originally posted on ISCE journals:
Letters to his Mother, his Wife, his Brother-in-law (Sir William Ellison Macartney), Admiral Sir Lewis Beaumont, and Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Smith were also found, from which come the following extracts: The Great God has…

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