David Profumo

Islands of inspiration: a poet’s life on Shetland

6 July 2024 9:00 am

Jen Hadfield is not only spellbound by the moods of the ocean and the hectic weather but by the Shaetlan dialect itself – which ‘struck me immediately as a poetic language’

The wonder of the marine world is in serious danger

8 July 2023 9:00 am

The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna has the misfortune to taste so good that it has been hunted for millennia, and stocks are now dangerously depleted

Pie in the sky

13 May 2023 9:00 am

Frieda Hughes adopts an unfledged orphan bird, regarding him as ‘a magical creature’ – but few others find him so engaging

Miller’s thumb and Mother-in-law’s garotte: the marvellous lexicon of angling

17 December 2022 9:00 am

Despite its many centuries of popularity – enthusiasts have ranged from Cleopatra to Eric Clapton – angling has been the…

Britain’s recent darkest hour: the betrayal of the Chagos Islands

10 September 2022 9:00 am

Philippe Sands’s compelling new book opens in 2018 at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, where Liseby Elysé…

A glimmer of hope for the blue planet

11 June 2022 9:00 am

David Profumo wonders whether newly created marine reserves can really reverse decades of devastation