Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Monthly Archives: February, 2011

Fear and Hope

Searchlight Educational Trust’s Fear and Hope report is now online.  There’s quite a lot of it so a good read will have to wait. A quick look at the ‘tribes’ … Continue reading

28 February 2011

How culturally secure are you?

It’s been a challenging weekend for multiculturalism – and barely a mention of David Cameron or Angela Merkel. Harry Eyres’ Slow Lane in the FT Weekend wonders whether our current … Continue reading

27 February 2011 · 2 Comments

Libya II

26 February 2011 · 3 Comments


It’s a good a time as any to post a few pictures from our west-east trip a few winters ago.

26 February 2011

WOW! Women of the world

Three days of bliss – a women’s arts & changing the world conference at London’s South Bank Centre 11th-13th March.  It isn’t women-only, it’s broad and busy – worldly in … Continue reading

23 February 2011

Breadmaking with atheists

News today that the Church of England has been awarded £5m public funds for its Near Neighbours scheme through the Department of Communities and Local Government.  The Church Urban Fund … Continue reading

20 February 2011 · 2 Comments

Suits not boots? The far right in Europe

A matinee idol is how the Vienna Review described Heinz-Christian Strache’s appearance on campaign posters in June last year.  His Freedom Party went on to win 27% of the votes … Continue reading

12 February 2011 · 8 Comments


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