When Claret Press suggested my tagline should be ‘Stories for the Global Reader’ , I froze for a moment. It became obvious to me – that is what I had been writing since 1998 when I started freelance journalism
Why are there , to my knowledge, few statues in the UK to truly good people like Sir Roger Bannister but plenty to men who exploited their fellow human beings or made their mark using legal violence in war? My
The Shark House is one of Oxford's favourite landmarks . Its mostly associated with the late Bill Heine and the artist who made it is often forgotten. John Buckley is not as celebrated as he should be . Bill
African soldiers in WW2and how they were thanked - please read this. I was delighted that The Today Programme had a Ghanaian tell the story of the war in Burma. on this anniversary of # VJ Day Not many people
Around the World by Land Sea and Air – and the poetry of Black Lives Matter – in our free magazine which supports small publishers.
https://www.oxfordindiebookfair.co.uk/oxford-indie-book-fair-magazine/oibf-magazine-issue-2-july-2020/ This free magazine supports small publishing companies. We are pleased with its variety. My brother Michael Harry has just published Around The World by Land Sea and Air. ( Oxfordfolio) DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS DONE THAT?
The death of George Floyd is an image of brutality that appears on an American turn table which keeps going around and around for centuries. We have no reason in this country to be complacent but there are significant differences.
Not so Black and White and Sculpting the Elephant are about the possibility, inspired by real events, that lives can be transformed for the better.
https://www.oxmag.co.uk/articles/andldquowhy-did-it-happenandrdquo/?amp Not so Black and White is about transforming lives in London and west Kenya but when Nancy Mudenyo Hunt and I were interviewed by Ox Magazine - the topic of the moment was Rhodes –so I was asked about
Are we witnessing a genuine desire to look with open minds at the British Empire ? My life and that of every Brit of all shades of skin colour is affected by its legacy. Raising interest in this history
The Museum of London tells the story of the Windrush generation through the fabulous photography of Charlie Philips https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/discover/black-british-photography-charlie-phillips We usually know the names and story of the men and but not many stories of the white women who bravely
Who are we? At our best we are interested in the whole world and that curiosity is at the heart of our culture.
On BBC iplayer you can access The History of the World in 100 Objects. They are all objects in the British Museum. Neil Mc Greggor was the BM’s director and a friend and colleague of his, Dr Christopher Brown oversaw