Maggie Fergusson

Orcadian cadences: celebrating the reclusive poet George Mackay Brown

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Maggie Fergusson on the reclusive poet George Mackay Brown

One of the last men-only jobs left — offshore in the North Sea

30 January 2021 9:00 am

As a child, I loved the Ladybird ‘People at Work’ series. I had the ones on the fireman, the policeman,…

Treasures or clutter? The problem of knowing what to keep

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Every so often the past makes a pass at you. An old school report, a train ticket, a curl from…

Above: The Spangled Cotinga of the Amazon Rainforest is one of the seven species known to fly-tiers as the Blue Chatterer. Left: The Resplendent Quetzal, found from Chipias, Mexico to Western Panama

The most bizarre museum heist ever

28 April 2018 9:00 am

They don’t look like a natural pair. First there’s the author, Kirk Wallace Johnson, a hero of America’s war in…

Light at the end

26 August 2017 9:00 am

It’s an irony of our secular age that the more we fear death, the more enticing we find it. The…