Charles Darwin’s debt to marine science

We were recently lucky to be visited by Dr Alistair Sponsel from Vanderbilt University  in Nashville, Tennessee. Alistair gave a talk in which he described Darwin’s debt to marine science. This debt took the form of an amphibious approach to natural history that shaped his approach to theoretical reasoning and which was developed by working closely with hydrographic surveyors during…


Putt putt, over the ocean for women in coastal science

‘I love science. The reason I’m in it is because it’s so exciting. It’s such a great career and it never gets boring. Women should be able to access those jobs that are so exciting … I think the thing to hold onto is how much you enjoy the actual research and that structured inquiry and finding data and working things out, because that’s what will get you through some of the tougher times’. Emma Johnston