life

life December 19, 2020

The Horne Prize: There and here

The winner of the Horne Prize 2020 is this poignant essay about homesickness amid the travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

gardening December 19, 2020

Summer in the garden

As the heat of summer starts to bite, the focus of every keen gardener turns to irrigation.

travel December 12, 2020

Seeking a safe harbour

In a year of turmoil both global and personal, carefree life on a meandering river proves the perfect balm.

travel December 5, 2020

Surviving a bypass

What happens when a regional town finds itself engineered off holidaymakers’ road maps? Instead of viewing it as a death sentence, many are revelling in the chance to reinvent themselves.

health November 28, 2020

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical supply chain – from raw ingredients to the bathroom cabinet – is a complicated science in itself. The onset of Covid-19 has also highlighted how fragile it can be.

health November 7, 2020

Loneliness in the midst of Covid-19

Social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on loneliness around the world as more and more people feel comfortable voicing their struggles.

wine October 31, 2020

Best bets

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants selects her current crop of favourite wines and non-alcoholic beer.

gardening October 17, 2020

Spring hopes eternal

While the coronavirus pandemic has altered the world as we know it, nature carries on regardless, and with spring comes fresh hope.

health October 10, 2020

Stem cell treatment for damaged knees

Stem cell research has achieved some promising results in preventing or delaying the onset of osteoarthritis in younger people who have damaged their knees through sport or trauma.

life September 19, 2020

The decline of women’s media

Until recently, women had a sizeable platform through which to share their views and concerns in the mainstream media. Now, with dwindling revenue exacerbated by the coronavirus downturn, is the voice of modern feminism has being silenced?

health August 29, 2020

Uni students’ mental health

With university students suffering academic pressures, career insecurity, mounting debt and social isolation, what is being done to protect their mental health?