Sunday 20th June 2021,
Frontiers Magazine
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    The mystery of the oaks

    Here are two extracts from scientific papers of recent years. One of them must be wrong. The first one is a map showing how Quercus (oak) gradually reappeared across Britain and Ireland after the Ice

  • The James Caird hauled by the men

    Painting the Shackleton story

    Next year is the 100th anniversary of the death of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose Antarctic journey of 1914-17 was the last major expedition of the great age of Antarctic exploration. His ship

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    The call of the mountains

    At just 32 years old Tristan Cameron Harper is already known by a number of distinct identities – professional ice-hockey player, model, Mr Scotland 2016/17, and kilted yogi. Today, all those identities have merged into

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    The clock, the fax, and the genius from Watten

    Alexander Bain was one of the most prolific inventors of the 19th century, and is one of the least remembered. His inventions are all the more remarkable given his background. Born in 1810 near Watten

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    Festival seeks Assistant Director

    Orkney International Science Festival is looking for an Assistant Director. It’s a short-term post to the end of September, with the potential for continuation and development of the role into 2022 and beyond. The successful

  • Remembering HMS Hood

    80 years since the loss of HMS Hood

    On May 21st it will be exactly 80 years since HMS sailed from Scapa Flow on her final voyage. Three days later she was sunk by the Bismarck in a sequence of events that led

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    HMS Hood, Last of her kind

    HMS Hood has a strong claim to being the most famous warship of the 20th century, a paragon of the might of British sea power between the wars yet ultimately a tragic symbol of loss

  • Picking Roots

    The cures of Hudson’s Bay

    The Hudson’s Bay Company, which celebrates its 350th anniversary this year, had an immense economic impact on Orkney in a time of otherwise little opportunity, providing income and employment locally and to many hundreds of

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    Sailing with Shackleton – an Orkney link

    One of the great voyages of history was made by Commander Frank Worsley, going with Shackleton to South Georgia in a small boat to seek help for their fellow crew members, stranded on Elephant Island.

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Posted On May 17, 2021 | Comments Off

Here are two extracts from scientific papers of recent years. One of them must be wrong. The first one is a map showing how Quercus (oak) gradually reappeared across Britain and Ireland after the Ice [...]

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The call of the mountains

May 13, 2021 | Comments Off
Picking Roots

The cures of Hudson’s Bay

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Along the tide-mark

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Remembering HMS Hood
Posted On May 6, 2021 | Comments Off

On May 21st it will be exactly 80 years since HMS sailed from Scapa Flow on her final voyage. Three days later she was sunk by the Bismarck in a sequence of events that led [...]

England, Marine: HMS Hood

HMS Hood, Last of her kind

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Alexander Bain was one of the most prolific inventors of the 19th century, and is one of the least remembered. His inventions are all the more remarkable given his background. Born in 1810 near Watten [...]

Shackleton and his men (painting by Paola Folicaldi Suh)

Sailing with Shackleton – an Orkney link

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The James Caird hauled by the men
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Next year is the 100th anniversary of the death of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose Antarctic journey of 1914-17 was the last major expedition of the great age of Antarctic exploration. His ship [...]

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TThis week the hay is already being baled. There has been no rain for almost five weeks, and the earth is full of cracks where the sun has dried it out. The grass is thin [...]

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Nature could well be our anchor over the next few months. Such a special time of year… it just carries on ….” – 20 March 2020 Imagine your life as a front room with sofa, [...]

Travel to the Frontiers

Frontiers is a new online magazine highlighting science and people. Our aim is to find fresh ways of viewing existing territory and to look out to new horizons to be explored.

You’ll see links to various topics. Category takes you to Column, Making and Doing, People and Ideas, Going Further, Global Issues, Food Journeys, Arts & Crafts and Reviews.

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Our contributors are varied, with one feature in common, their association with the annual Orkney International Science Festival, from where this magazine is produced. Join us at the Frontiers!