Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Category Archives: UK

Brussels – Jewish Museum killings & EU elections

Jewish museums in London & Vienna I know, but not the one in Brussels, a city I visit several times a year for ENORB meetings.  With the #EU2014 elections in … Continue reading

26 May 2014

Martyrs

Bill Viola’s video work Martyrs is now installed at St Paul’s Cathedral (stills above and below).  I was updating the Clips page on this blog, including an item on the … Continue reading

24 May 2014

Intersectionality: women, faith & secularism

Two exciting events coming up. I’m chairing the Women & Faith session at the fabulous Women of the World Festival (at London’s Southbank Centre next Sunday (full programme here).  Questions … Continue reading

2 March 2014 · 2 Comments

Straws in the wind for the Church of England

A flurry of self examination from the C of E this week.  Maybe it’s taken a while to digest Linda Woodhead’s Religion & Society research (& to wake up to … Continue reading

1 February 2014 · 3 Comments

Women

Here’s a film from the Christian Muslim Forum.  I make a brief appearance, in the company of some remarkable women. I keep a rough tally (on twitter) of the male-female … Continue reading

7 December 2013

London street conversations

Coming out of a talk at the London School of Economics yesterday evening, I walked past a crowd of students spilling out from the George IV pub.  One of the … Continue reading

24 October 2013

Dust, sport and war

The new BT Sport campaign and a well-known image of troops in action in Afghanistan.

6 September 2013

Measuring out life with coffee spoons

The latest episode of Analysis has the Quantified Self movement (measuring our daily actions, body data, feelings) up against TS Eliot and Rowan Williams.  Can Myers-Briggs, smart phones, self-tracking and … Continue reading

16 June 2013

Woolwich, alienation and belonging

After hearing Nick Clegg speak to a multi-religious audience on Friday, I went down to Woolwich. I attended Juma prayers at the local mosque, bought a peace lily at Tesco’s … Continue reading

26 May 2013 · 6 Comments

Robertson Recommends

BOOKS Yesterday I bought Richard Sennett’s Together: the rituals, pleasures & politics of cooperation.  The blurb says “Living with people who differ – racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically – is … Continue reading

19 May 2013 · 3 Comments

The week in London

TUESDAY Delighted to be at the House of Lords on Tuesday (security in overdrive – day before the State Opening of Parliament)  for the Syeda Fatima Interfaith Conference. Surrounded by … Continue reading

13 May 2013 · 2 Comments

Sharing the silence at Selfridges

Selfridges has reinstated its 1909 Silence Room.  To enter, you need to remove shoes and electronic devices.  The entrance is down a dark corridor and the inside is carpeted and … Continue reading

14 January 2013 · 1 Comment

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