Hannah Gray Reviews ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer

It’s mid-May, mid-lockdown, and I’m sitting in my peaceful garden listening to the blackbird singing. I am feeling accomplished, having just submitted my CRES dissertation, and about to start a new book which I have been looking forward to reading for some time. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and …

Springtime in Lockdown

At the edge of the Rectory lawn a Hawthorn stands in silence.  Compared to her lofty neighbours – Oak, Ash, Beech, Sycamore – she cuts a diminutive figure and as they welcome the return of the springtime sun by trying to outdo one another in their green-ness, she quietly dresses …

Eunice Foote

The ‘greenhouse effect’ is attributed to Horace-Benedict de Saussure who described the effect in 1770. John Tyndall of the Royal Institution, London did experimental work that he published in 1859 and 1861 which laid the scientific basis of today’s understanding of the contribution of gases in the atmosphere to the …