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Weak Regulation Jeopardises Marine Life

This look at how the laws governing Marine Protected Areas work out in practise should interest anyone who is wondering how our marine habitats are likely to fare should the UK leave the European Union.

On Belonging: George Orwell and the Wretched Little Place in Devonshire

At Seaton Junction, in the East Devon countryside, stands a range of half-derelict buildings. They and the trees which have grown up around them mark the spot where a schoolboy set out, one night almost a century ago, on an adventure that would change his society and ours, forever. This story was run off as […]

Being Anti-Plastic is Not Enough

I had the good fortune to attend the recent Lush Summit in London. I listened to many fascinating talks there in the ‘Ocean Space’ and afterwards wrote this piece. It’s about the lessons we might all learn from the success of the campaign to ban microbeads in the US. You can read it here.

Who Governs Lyme Bay?

My review of Peter Jones’ ‘Governing Marine Protected Areas’ and an application of its central thesis to Lyme Bay was published in two parts by The Ecologist. You can read it on their website.

English Non-conformity and Europe

Three Monkeys Online have published an article about English identity and the EU referendum, originally given as a talk in the Unitarian Chapel in my home town. You can read it here

Please Do Feed the Pigeons

This article by Fahim Amir, originally Tausend Tauben, appeared on eurozine. You can read my translation here This is for Hazel.

Our Sea Needs Our Say

I’m hosting a discussion about marine conservation and Lyme Bay with Philip Hoare, George Monbiot and Callum Roberts 8 PM on 17th September, at The Electric Palace in Bridport. £7 entrance. See below for details. Sixty square miles of Lyme Bay became the first Marine Protected Area of significant size in English waters in 2008. […]

Europe: The View from a Homeless Shelter

The June-July issue of the London Magazine has an essay of mine about Europe.

Moby Dick, Chapter 118

You can hear the chapter I read for the Moby Dick Big Read here Eva Stalker has been blogging about the readings here

Moby Dick for the Digital Age

I recently interviewed Philip Hoare and Angela Cockayne for Three Monkeys Online about the Moby Dick Big Read.