Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Tag Archives: Europe

Refugees: what are we learning from the current crisis?

What are we learning from the refugee crisis?  It’s not a new story, but it makes the news when something exceptionally distressing happens: the little boy who drowned, the abandoned … Continue reading

23 January 2016

The EU, religion & belief

A first for the EU Parliament – a seminar for religious associations. I’ve written about my day trip to Brussels on the London Boroughs Faiths Network blog. Here’s a bit … Continue reading

3 June 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

Vienna II

A fab birthday treat – a weekend in Vienna :) This time (last visit was July) I had the brilliant company of my husband (WWI, second hand books, Freud).  I … Continue reading

28 November 2010 · 3 Comments

La rentrée

Wow!  Work has exploded this week.  Everyone in London seems to be back at their desks, full of zest and ideas from their summer break – and writing me emails. … Continue reading

8 September 2010


I spent three weeks in Vienna as a teenager in the 70s and loved it: Klimt, the Ringstrasse, Blumen stalls, Cat Stevens tapes and being puzzled that almost everyone wore … Continue reading

27 August 2010 · 1 Comment

Truanting . . .

I could have returned to London straight after the conference at Caux in Switzerland, but who could resist an international inter-rail timetable which included Vienna, Prague and Berlin?  I dare … Continue reading

27 August 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

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


A couple of links, in fact three or four, to the East-West divide or confluence – First a piece by AA Gill in the Sunday Times magazine, found in a … Continue reading

24 January 2010


Thanks for visiting.

You'll find more about this blog on the About page.

Keep in touch through RSS, email or twitter.

Your thoughts and comments are welcome - I look forward to hearing from you.


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.