United Kingdom Filter
  1. Around the World with WordPress: Scotland

    Let’s shine a spotlight on a few WordPress sites that originate from Scotland, UK.

    Business
    Photo by Samantha, Scotland with The Wee White Dug
  2. Surfers Against Sewage

    “One marine mammal or sea bird dies every 30 seconds due to plastic pollution.” Surfers Against Sewage is an environmental charity focused on tackling plastic pollution and protecting the U.K.’s coastline.

    Environment
    Photo by Emiliano Arano from Pexels
  3. What it means to become British

    From Nadia El-Awady: “I come from a culture that tends to glorify non-elected, autocratic, all-powerful leaders. They have to. The consequences of not doing so are not pretty. So I’ve grown up with a disdain for the glorification of single human beings; even those that don’t have much power.”

    Commentary
  4. The Alan Turing Institute

    The Alan Turing Institute is the United Kingdom’s national institute for data science. Turing’s work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering, and computing are considered to be the foundation of the data science field.

    Data
  5. 10,000 Kilometers: Quintin Lake on Walking and Photographing Britain’s Coastline

    Photographer Quintin Lake is walking and blogging his way around the coast of Britain.

    Architecture
    Venus above camp at Penbwchdy, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Glow from Ireland across the sea. Photograph by Quintin Lake.
  6. Shopfront Elegy

    Vici MacDonald photographs British commercial and industrial facades, often traveling to areas most people wouldn’t consider photogenic. For her, storefronts are more than just windows and signs: they’re “urban tales which deserved noticing and recording.”

    Architecture
    The Old Cinema, Baxter Gate, 37-40 Churchgate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, 2016 • Thank goodness for bingo keeping all these old cinemas alive...
  7. The Perimeter

    The Perimeter is a photography project by Quintin Lake, who is walking 10,000 kilometers — the entire coast of England, Wales, and Scotland — with camera in hand.

    Photo Essay
    Stevenson fish packing plant I, Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall.
  8. Foodbanks and Social Justice: We Need a New Conversation About Poverty

    An ethnographer on the rise of food banks in the United Kingdom: “We need a new conversation about poverty that looks at the actual, lived experience of people who are living through it.”

    Current Events
    Photo by Waldo Jaquith
  9. “How could we know the facts, the answers, the future? How could we protect each other from the fear? We couldn’t. And what has been left behind, now that the votes are counted, is a country divided and reeling from being torn apart.”

    Current Events
  10. “Strip away the sonorous rhetoric of nationhood and bogus history, and you have the neoliberal project at its purest and most explicit… Behind every populist assertion of Britishness stands a smiling Old Etonian with an offshore account.”

    Current Events
  11. Market Street

    Market Street in Fife, UK, as rendered by artist Dominique Cameron. (Charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic on The Montrose Review.)

    Art