“We should all ask ourselves whether any of us would, as individuals, as ordinary people, as members of the public, readily, without hesitation, stand up in an act of defiance, do something that could save human life, but still risk as a cost, one’s own?” Today is 27th January, Holocaust Memorial Day. Each year there … More Holocaust Memorial Day 2023: Ordinary People
If your company/department/section/group are after Equality and Diversity training with a bit of a difference, I may be able to help! What I offer goes beyond the standard legal requirements and examples of good practice. I seek to train the individual, not the worker. My training is intended to offer insight into all aspects of … More Are you after Equality and Diversity training? If so, try me!
We are approaching the 84th Anniversary of ‘Kristallnacht’, a pivotal event in the story of the Holocaust. On that dreadful day in November 1938, Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues in Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland were ransacked, desecrated and destroyed. Some 300,000 Jewish men were arrested and taken to concentration camps throughout the territories of … More Shoah: Contemporary Images of the Holocaust
I recently ended my long stint of regular fortnightly Mind Apples sessions. However, that doesn’t mean that I have finished my Mind Apples journey! I am available to do bespoke sessions for your group, organisation, workplace, club, school, university – anywhere really. So if you’re interested, please get in touch by clicking here. There may … More Bespoke Mind Apples sessions
Good morning It was with a heavy heart that last night I announced to those attending the session that I would no longer be doing our fortnightly Mind Apples. It wasn’t an easy decision as I’ve been running them for six years. Indeed, it would not be an exaggeration to say that I have agonised … More Mind Apples
I’m delighted to let you know that I shall be appearing at the above event on Thursday 13th October at 5.30pm at the St Matthews Centre, 10 Malabar Road in Leicester, LE1 2PD, something I’m very much looking forward to and feel privileged to have been asked to contribute. This is part of a series … More Somali Community in Leicester event
Today, 89 years ago, the Nazis opened their first and what was their model concentration camp on the outskirts of Munich. Dachau has now been swallowed up by urban expansion but its dark status remains. I talked to my good friend John Coster about its significance as part of his superb Conflict Reportage Archive Project. … More Anniversary of the opening of Dachau
On Holocaust Memorial Day 2022, I am pleased to bring you the Address I produce annually on this important day of remembrance and reflection.
I am pleased to announce that I shall be speaking at Oadby and Wigston’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) event on HMD itself, Thursday 27th January. The event is an outdoor ceremony at the Peace Memorial Park , Long Street in Wigston beginning at 12noon. My theme for this year is the HMD theme itself ‘One … More Holocaust Memorial Day 2022
I was really pleased to be asked to write for Rethink Mental Illness on the subject of ‘Freedom Day’ and the Covid pandemic. The result can be found here. Rethink is an organisation I really love. I’m part of their Lived Experience Advisory Board, but I’m also a Media Volunteer, which means I’m asked – … More ‘Freedom Day’: Liberating? Or challenging?