Museums of the University of St Andrews | The Curiosity Conversation with Sophie Gerrard

The Curiosity Conversation speaks with a different expert every month to explore the world through the unexpected, ground-breaking or contested aspects of the stories museums tell.

The Curiosity Conversation drops on the final Thursday of each month and is brought to you by the Museums of the University of St Andrews.

In this episode, Eilidh and Matt speak to Sophie Gerrard, a Scottish documentary photographer whose work focuses on environmental and social themes. Sophie is a lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, as well as a member of the board of trustees for Impressions Gallery in Bradford, and a co-founder member of Document Scotland.

Some of Sophie’s work is currently on display in the Museums of the University of St Andrews current exhibition ‘For Peatlands’ Sake‘.

Find out about Peatlands, and the Arts and Science in conservation, as the conversation touches on the importance of peatlands for both the environment and climate emergency, and communities and livelihoods.

You can find out more at – For Peatlands’ Sake – Vital for the planet, intertwined with communities, explore the unexpected world of peatlands (

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