Tag : Moby Dick

The Orca-stration of Beached Whales

2 years ago / 1 comments

The news in the natural world last week was of 2 large “super-pods” of whales becoming beached in New Zealand. While over 200 pilot whales retook to the sea under their own steam, joining the 100 or so that had already been re–floated by conservation volunteers, the remaining beached whales … Read More

TV | The Whale – The true story that inspired the wonderful Moby Dick

5 years ago / 0 comments

The true story that inspired Herman Melville’s iconic Moby Dick was told in a tale full of intense emotion, dramatic forces of nature and sea crew hostilities in a new BBC saga. An aged cabin boy, played by Martin Sheen, recounts his experience on the Essex, a whaling ship that … Read More

Books | How to be an Intellectual – A Freshers Cheats' Guide

5 years ago / 0 comments

Having fraudulently claimed that you’ve read Anna Karenina and The Communist Manifesto on your UCAS, the reality of a summer void of reading has hit home. Fear not. We’ve complied a Freshers edition of our regular Cheat’s Guide feature, a sure way to impress your peers and trick them into … Read More