Category: Previous events

Celebrating International Women’s Week – ‘WONDER WOMEN’ – People’s History Museum

On 4th March 2016, 6pm at the People’s History Museum it was a real pleasure to take part in a diverse panel with a group of women of all backgrounds in an event part of ‘Wonder Women’ festival. Our topic for discussion was “What are we chaining ourselves to the railings for today ?”. Different reasons were…




Visit to Norbert Gymnasium School, Dormagen, Germany

What a pleasure it was to visit Norbert Gymnasium Catholic School in February when I went to attend the Didacta Book Fair in Cologne. It is a marvelous school in the country side in Dormagen, near the city of Cologne in Germany. This visit was kindly arranged by my friend Ursula Roth of Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft, Bonn and the…




Celebrating World Book Day at KD Grammar School in Manchester

My Visit It was a pleasure to visit KD Grammar to celebrate World Book Day. I was invited by the Headmaster Mr Charlie Milne, who I had the pleasure of meeting at a community Christmas part in Manchester.     Celebrating Books I loved interacting with KD Grammar boys. They were very enthusiastic, inquisitive, comma…




Celebrating Sikhism at Guru Nanak Devji Gurdawara – Manchester

On 28th February the management of the temple Guru Nanak Devji Gurdwara in Monton St in Manchester, partnership with #We Stand Together – hosted a marvelous event. What a marvelous time we had we learnt so much and tasted marvelous hospitality through Langar – a meal. Tour It was an interfaith evening for the people of…




WOMEN’S DELEGATION TO SREBRENICA – Day 3

Visit to Potocari Memorial Centre This is the day I was especially looking forward to, time to visit and pay our respect to the victims of the Bosnian genocide where over 8000 men and young boys were massacred over three days in and around Srebrenica. On the way we passed gorgeous countryside mountains and rivers, coated…




WOMEN’S DELEGATION TO SREBRENICA – Day 1

Introduction On 11 July, in 1995, Bosnian Serb forces, led by General Ratko Mladić, systematically massacred 8,372 men and boys. It was the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. These individuals are more than just a statistic; they were the fathers, husbands, sons and loved ones of those that were left…




WOMEN’S DELEGATION TO SREBRENICA – Day 2

Medica Zenica On the second day we had the privilege of visiting Medica Zenica, a women therapy center for survivors of war and rape victims and meeting the wonderful Director, Dr. Sabiha Husić who manages this very special place. The NGOs we met with are very prominent organizations that work with women victims of war trauma and…




Celebrating Chinese New Year with the Chinese Community at Manchester Grammar School

Activities I was delighted to celebrate the Chinese new year activities with my wonderful friend, Jenny Wang, Director of the Chinese center in Manchester who invited me. As always she hosted a brilliant event. It was great to visit my sons’ former school – Manchester Grammar – who were hosting the event. Bob Day (…




Celebrating Chinese New Year with the Buddhist Community at Fo Guang Shan Temple

It was a pleasure and privilege to join the Buddhist community in their celebration of the Chinese new year, the Year of the Monkey at the Fo Guang Shan Temple. I was invited by the delightful venerable Miao Dao from Taiwan, who heads the temple. A good friend, it was marvelous to spend time with her and…




UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS – MANILA 2015- BLOG 2

VISIT TO THE UNIVERSTY CREATIVE WRITING CENTRE AND THE ARCHIVES LIBRARY Building It was a  privilege to visit to the University of Santo Tomas on 21st October. My wonderful host Dr. Joyce Arriola took me on a tour of the campus. I was delighted to visit the wonderful library which houses the famous archives centre with archives dating…