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Zooming windows

Interview with members of the George Formby Society, as they attempt to break an online ukulele-playing record. – For The Critic

Antarctic adventure

From the submarine service to the world’s southernmost post office: Q&A with dentist Sally Owen, in the sub-Antarctic. – For The Critic

Research and rescue

The Falkland Islands bids farewell to the RRS James Clark Ross, and a Marylebone gallery hosts a virtual exhibition of Antarctic photographs. – For The Critic

The Evensong at the End of the World

On singing evensong for Candlemas, in Stanley Cathedral. – For The Critic

Quarantined in the Falkland Islands: 2

The saga continues. – For The Critic

Crashed and Burnsed

On giving a poetically bad speech to the Caledonian Society of Sri Lanka, at the Galle Literary Festival. – For The Critic

Quarantined in the Falkland Islands: 1

From South Asia to the South Atlantic, in the time of Covid. – For The Critic

Bookselling: my part in its downfall

Some thoughts on my brief time at Waterstone’s, along with a review of Shaun Bythell’s Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops. – For The Critic

His race is run

On the late Ben Cross, Harold Abrahams, and the impact Chariots of Fire had on me as a 10-year-old boy. – For The Critic

None shall sleep

A Toscca seminar on potential catastrophe in the Caucasus. – For The Critic