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Friday 9th Apr 2021, 10.30am

Lockdown Walks - Walk Your Worries Away!

It's no surprise that walking is good for us physically, but did you know that walking can actually make us worry less? Taking a stroll has a positive effect on our mental wellbeing - particularly if you can get out into nature. Join Dr Jen Wild for this episode of Lockdown Walks, where she...

Friday 26th Mar 2021, 11.30am

Lockdown Walks - Disappearing Bugs

During Barley Rose's lifetime, about 75% of the world's flying insects have disappeared. Join us for this episode of 'Lockdown Walks' where she explains some of the reasons behind this loss, and shows you some of the native UK insects that are under threat.

Monday 8th Mar 2021, 10.00am

Lockdown Walks - Meet Your Bird Neighbours

How well do you know your bird neighbours? Become better acquainted in this episode of 'Lockdown Walks', with Oxford biologist Joe Woodman!

Which bird is known for its distinctive 'teacher teacher' call? Which bird stays in the UK all year round, bringing us beautiful birdsong even in the...

Friday 5th Mar 2021, 10.00am

Lockdown Walks - Spring Plants

"Spring has sprung, the flowers are here, but how do they know it's the right time of year?"

If you've been out on a lockdown walk lately, you'll no doubt have noticed that the first flowers of spring have pushed their way through the soil into the sunlight. But how do they know when the...

Wednesday 3rd Mar 2021, 09.00am

Lockdown Walks - Urban Stargazing

Think you need to be somewhere really remote, with a high-tech telescope, to observe the night sky? Think again! As astronomer Chris Lintott explains, you don't need anything other than your eyes, and a...

Friday 12th Feb 2021, 10.30am

Lockdown Walks - The Mysteries of Ice

"On Earth when it snows, it snows crystallised water lava."   Um, what?    Intrigued? Join us on this chilly lockdown walk, as geologist Dr Brooke Johnson reveals some of the mysteries of ice, and tells us about the planets where snow falls as diamonds!