Patrick Galbraith

Hunting for meaning

"Some woozy sage slumped next to you catches your eye, cueing a directionless odyssey through time and space. The following morning, while drinking your coffee, you are at loss to say whether the man—it is most often a man—had really cracked some great mystery of the mind or was just five spliffs deep"

The fraught eco-politics that leads to extinction

We stand to lose our most vulnerable species unless land managers and conservationists agree on tough strategies for their survival

Literary molehill

Marc Hamer, a retired mole-catcher and tweed-wearing existentialist, has led an unusual life and still isn’t quite sure who is he today

When the call of the wild can go too far

Radicals want to reintroduce predators to the British countryside. It would be wiser to learn more about the wildlife we already have

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"