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Published on 17th February 2012. Groundviews and Ceylon Today.

If the time ever does come for a comprehensive evaluation of security policies and legislation adopted during the privation and emergencies of war and the peacetime ‘stability’ of a post-war context, it would only be fair to conclude that the unpleasantness of the former far exceeds the unpleasantness of the latter, but it is still just that – unpleasant. 1,165 more words

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Should We Be Optimistic about Reconciliation in Sri Lanka?

I was at the Public Dialogue on Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka, today at SOAS University. I was interested in attending not only because it is on the topic I study, but because I was curious to hear what the two different parties expected from reconciliation, and what their vision of reconciliation is. 499 more words

ICHG paper 'Artworks in schools of every kind: the Pictures for Schools exhibitions 1947-1969', Monday 6 July

Next Monday (6 July) I am excited to be talking about my Pictures for Schools research at the International Conference of Historical Geographers at the Royal Geographical Society in London. 49 more words

I sometimes feel as if I am a stranger in my own land...

So here I am on a cruise ship headed to Mexico….as you can tell by the look on my face, I am not as enthusiastic as I perhaps should be. 985 more words


The Oak Wood

Iglesia Alvariño- As Carballeiras
Oh, my girl, how dark the rustling
our footsteps make in the oak grove!
Our feet go sinking happily
in the soft leaves, amongst the ferns.

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