Thursday is usually reserved for our work in Soho, but instead last week I walked the streets of Shkozë, a growing suburb of Tirana in Albania, and I noted a Roma woman rummaging through the large bins on the main road. This isn’t an unusual sight here and it’s one that is usually ignored by […]Read more "Diamonds."
“The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil.” So begins Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem The Grandeur of God, and it is easy to call to mind on a day like today as I’m writing, having just walked through the college grounds, feeling the sun on […]Read more "Take Your Shoes Off"
I wonder how often the average person gets asked questions about their sex lives by a complete stranger. I’d say it was a fairly rare occurrence and that when it does happen, it’s rightly met with zipped lips. Sex is a private matter. It’s something that generally happens behind closed doors and if we do […]Read more "The Sex Question"
What does it mean to belong to a global world? I’m typing this at around 39,000 feet en route to visit a dear friend in Rome. It’s the second time this year that I’ve done this trip as well as visits to Tirana and Prague under my belt. Across March and April, my colleague will […]Read more "With Great Globalisation Comes Great Responsibility"