Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Monthly Archives: July, 2010

European city doorways

We barely have these in London, but they are all over continental cities: street entrances to late C19th/early C20th apartment buildings of four or more stories. They have large double … Continue reading

30 July 2010

UK responses to French vote on burqa wearers

A flurry of press reports and comments in response to the French vote to ban the wearing of face-coverings in public: Prospect Magazine: Why France is banning the veil New … Continue reading

14 July 2010

Who are you?

No, not genealogy – spare me – but identity. Gary Younge was on BBC2’s The Review Show (the arts show that hasn’t quite found its feet since it stopped being … Continue reading

8 July 2010 · 1 Comment

Missing lives – Balkans

Quick post before I catch the train to Vienna.  I’ve just seen this news item about a photo exhibition (Nick Danziger & Rory MacLean) which will be travelling from London’s … Continue reading

7 July 2010

Civil society in Hungary, headscarf bans in Europe

This place wasn’t just a hotel, it was a palace hotel (& during the Belle Époque, not Edwardian era – I’m learning).  We all take turns with cooking and cleaning … Continue reading

5 July 2010 · 6 Comments

Multifaith Europe

Good to meet up this evening with several people from across Europe who were at the CEJI course in Brussels last November – all practitioners/activists in their own fields.  The … Continue reading

4 July 2010

Caux

I’m halfway up an alp in a very grand building – used to be an Edwardian hotel.  Sweeping corridors, stunning views over Lake Geneva and the mountains and huge sculpted, … Continue reading

4 July 2010

En route to Caux, Switzerland

Delayed between flights at Heathrow 5, I followed the signs to the Multifaith Room and found a few Muslim airport staff saying their prayers.  I said my own Iona Community … Continue reading

4 July 2010

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