Resurgence and Ecologist: Archives

Thanks to our kind partners at Resurgence and Ecologist, we are delighted to be able to provide access to a diverse wealth of articles. You’ll find them in the XRU Library, along with a long list spanning many disciplines below.

Resurgence & Ecologist magazine offers positive, pragmatic and systemic solutions to the global challenges of today.

Published by an educational charity for social and ecological justice, this trailblazing publication has been at the forefront of the environmental movement since the ‘60s, covering the issue of climate breakdown long before it became mainstream. This magazine’s pioneering archive provides both a retrospective and contemporary analysis of the most pressing issues of our time, and seeks to inform and inspire change.

Click here to find out how you and your fellow students/academics can gain free access to the entirely of this publication’s 50+ year archive through your university.

Politics & Economics

PHD candidate in Ecological economics and Political ecology explores degrowth and how to change the economy to ensure prosperity for all without economic growth

Dr Gareth Dale, who teaches Politics at Brunel, explores the Green New Deal and Degrowth 

Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics explores how we must recast our economic theories at a time of ecological and political crisis

An overview of The Ecologist’s pioneering role in diagnosis the ecological crisis and presenting solutions based on systems thinking which has formed the basis of circular economics

Regenerative economics for a sustainable world

Explores the creation of a circular economy in London

Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute explores how to ensure justice in a transition to a green economy 

Exploration of how Finnish society is adapting to the transition to a circular economy

An exploration of Costa Rica’s eco-credentials


Olafur Eliasson is asked ‘what is the role of artists in the climate crisis?’

Textiles piece to show solidarity with refugees and displaced people across the world

The work of eco-architect 

An artistic critique of the textile and fashion industry, linear production, poorly paid labour, continuous new collections and constant economic growth

Poems that explore technological breakdown and the threats to nature

Comparing the work of May Morris with Portuguese artist Vanessa Barragão and the cultural and ecological values they explore

Senior lecturer in Spanish and Translation studies explores how activist publishers in Latin America are telling stories the world needs to hear

Ecologist explores a mythological response to ash-die back

Merging science with crotchet at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Shedding new light on one of the great English eco-poems: John Keats’ ‘To Autumn’

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth

Performance piece to communicate an ecological story

Multi-disciplinary works that challenge the status-quo and intersects art, activism, architecture, biology, ecology and history

Previous Associate Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at Birkbeck explores the changing perspectives of Antarctica through art

Paintings that honour our ancient trees and woodlands

Art and activism

Music to strike a chord with people and raise awareness of the ecological crisis

Media and Communications

Explores how to effectively communicate the climate crisis

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Research Associate in Energy Policy outlines thirteen steps to a just transport system

Physicist, Fritjof Capra, on how atomic physics forced scientists to think differently about Nature

Blueprint for Survival

A Blueprint for Survival was an influential environmentalist text that drew attention to the urgency and magnitude of environmental problems. Written by the founder of The Ecologist, Edward Goldsmith and Robert Allen argued for a radically restructured society in order to prevent what the authors referred to as “the breakdown of society and the irreversible disruption of the life-support systems on this planet”.

First published as a special edition of The Ecologist in January 1972, it was later published in book form and went on to sell over 750,000 copies. The Green party was formed by writers at The Ecologist inspired by the Blueprint for Survival.

The Blueprint was signed by over thirty of the leading scientists of the day—including Sir Julian, Huxley, Sir Frank Fraser Darling, Sir Peter Medawar, E.J. Mishan and Sir Peter Scott. 

Robert Biel, who teaches Political Ecology at University College London, explore sustainable food systems


Professor of Biology explores research showing that allotments produce high quantities of food, support high biodiversity, make people healthy and have healthy soil helping to flight climate change

Marine biologist explores how the ecological crisis is affecting oceans but shares that coral reefs and marine life may be better than feared at surviving the warmer oceans caused by global warming


The ecological crisis has its roots in Platonic philosophy

Physicist and system theorist explores deep ecology, science, spirituality and religion

Consciousness and immortality


Associate professor of health in the build environment on health benefits of urban tranquillity


How examining the Age of Discovery can inform our environmental thinking today

Piece by John Papworth, well-known peace campaigner, on ending minority race rule in South Africa, written in 1966 in the 3rd issue of Resurgence

Piece by E.F Schumacher statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies and need to build our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations 

Piece by James Lovelock, James Ephraim Lovelock CH CBE FRS, an independent scientist, environmentalist, and futurist – the proposer of Gaia hypothesis!! Explores our reluctance to address the climate crisis back in 1997 and being unprepared for the future


Exploration of the polyvagal theory in therapy

Clinical Psychologists outline ways in which health-care staff can be more open to spontaneity and connection, and explain why it matters