With the sea running through the programme, we look at the progress of tidal power, and plans to row the Northwest Passage; at sea-cliffs and shore life and whale migration in Arctic waters.
We hear about ways to tackle climate change, through soil regeneration and alternative power for flights and ferries. We hear how people fought Smallpox and Spanish flu, and about new research into genetics and Covid resistance. There is news of work on gravitational waves, and exploring space, and new ideas on the origins of life and the nature of time.
There are insights into Orkney’s past, with talks in memory of four people who did so much for Orkney’s archaeology and history. And further back in time there are stories of the great mammals of the Ice Age: cave bear and mammoth and sabre-tooth tiger.