Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Category Archives: Beyond Europe


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

Bin Laden’s death

Two public statements today reflected my own unease on hearing of Osama bin Laden’s death in Pakistan – neither of them were Barack Obama’s.  I was glad bin Laden had … Continue reading

3 May 2011 · 9 Comments

South London or Staten Island? Rolling in the deep

This is so South London – lovely stuff – but actually it’s Staten Island, New York.  PS22’s website says This website is PS22’s effort to promote the benefits of keeping … Continue reading

22 April 2011

Chief Imam of Ghana in London

I was at a co-production roadshow at University College London this morning when I received an e-invitation to meet the Chief Imam of Ghana and his delegation at the London … Continue reading

19 April 2011

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

On the map

BBC News – Audio slideshow: On the map. We need way more of this kind of mapping – of the people, for the people, by the people – brilliant work … Continue reading

18 January 2011

Ground Zero

Maybe it’s just a summertime news spike, but there’s been increasing coverage of the plans to build an Islamic community centre near the site of the former World Trade Centre … Continue reading

28 August 2010


We arrived at Lahore Press Club for our 2.30pm press conference to find only a dozen journalists.  They were watching live TV reports of attacks at two Ahmadiyya mosques in … Continue reading

28 May 2010 · 2 Comments


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