Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Category Archives: Beyond Europe

Refugees & Migrants 21 September

If you’re in London tomorrow morning, you’d be more than welcome – Syrian breakfast, good company. The Frontline Club are showing “A Syrian Love Story” on Wednesday.  

20 September 2015


Thoroughly enjoyed Istanbul.  Friendly, upbeat & vast, with multiple layers of history and identity.  It was good to see people from along the Silk Road mixing in with everyone else. … Continue reading

17 March 2015 · 2 Comments

Peshawar and Nairobi | Iraq, Syria and Egypt

I was invited to speak at the Iman Khoei Islamic Centre in West London on Thursday. This was my contribution. “The news from Peshawar and Nairobi, and the continuing violence … Continue reading

2 October 2013

Syria – who cares?

What are your thoughts on UK military action in Syria?  Chances are you have an opinion one way or the other. While I was at Greenbelt last weekend, the Prime … Continue reading

31 August 2013

Pankaj Mishra at London Review Bookshop

Looking forward to hearing Pankaj Mishra (author of Temptations of the West – how to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond) speak next Tuesday evening about his new book, … Continue reading

30 August 2012

Philosophy? Wisdom? Spirituality? The Financial Times struggles to find the right word

The FT Weekend has a story this weekend on how the Minniapolis company General [Häagen-Dazs] Mills has embraced eastern philosophy – er, wisdom – no, spirituality- in a bid to … Continue reading

26 August 2012 · 1 Comment

Multifaith logos with a difference

                    I like these – especially the inclusion of a question mark! The row of accepted religious symbols is de rigeur … Continue reading

22 July 2012

Undulling for multiculturalists

All work and no play makes us dull. Last weekend a suprise visit by my cousin from Canada hurled us out to Tate Britain to see the Picasso show. Click … Continue reading

17 March 2012


Time for some pictures of Syria from our trip. There was a smallish rally in Trafalgar Square yesterday in support of peaceful protesters in what must be a terrifying place … Continue reading

12 February 2012 · 1 Comment

So are you worried about the rapture?

. .  and more cartoons from Randall Munroe here.

22 May 2011

Weddings :)

For anyone whose heart melted a little seeing Kate and William take their vows, here’s a bit more on weddings. First, a lovely clip from a BBC programme on the … Continue reading

20 May 2011

Licence to kill?

Links to others re my previous post on Osama bin Laden’s death – The Moral Maze – this evening’s Radio 4 programme on The Killing of Osama Bin Laden.  Would … Continue reading

5 May 2011

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