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Monthly Archives: July 2012
Patrick Strudwick’s groundbreaking reporting for the Independent helped lift the lid on the dubious practices of ‘therapists’ who claim to be able to ‘cure’ gay people of their homosexuality. This week, the journalist visited Belfast to deliver the annual Amnesty International … Continue reading
It seems I picked a good time to be out of Northern Ireland – while I was enjoying Belgium’s hottest day of the year, a friend was witnessing the above scene back in Belfast.
Some of the most interesting sessions at last week’s Greening Europe seminar focused on the many challenges currently facing the EU. Participants expressed a level of optimism in the future prospects of the European project that seemed at odds with … Continue reading
One of my favourite things about green politics has always been the knowledge that my own group in Northern Ireland is just a small part of a movement spanning Europe and beyond. So it was particularly inspiring to join activists … Continue reading
The Open University Students’ Association’s recent conference provided a rare opportunity for distance learning students to catch a glimpse of what goes on at the OU’s campus in Milton Keynes. One of the most interesting sessions of the weekend for … Continue reading
In seven years of full-time study in Belfast I never took much interest in student politics, but I broke with habit last week when I attended the Open University Student Association’s biannual conference. I have been an OU student for … Continue reading
A few weeks since the last post, largely because I have been on holiday, paying my first visit for five years to Ibiza. Although the primary purpose of the trip was to attend a friend’s wedding, as a huge house … Continue reading