As many of you will probably be aware the 26th Conference of the Parties summit (COP26) comprising members of the United Nations framework convention on climate change, was recently held in Glasgow. During it, the Glasgow Climate pact was formed and agreed to by all the 196 countries present. The conference's aim of keeping the… Continue reading COP26: the value of nature based solutions.
Both my The qwerty keyboard is mightier than the nuclear bomb blog posts were largely inspired by a students' option week I participated in. The theme picked was social media and the COVID19 pandemic. In order for it to cover all subject areas, a main theme was picked for each department; social media and the… Continue reading The qwerty keyboard is mightier than the nuclear bomb Pt 2: Digital activism during the COVID19 pandemic.
Most people are familiar with the street protestor: an image springs to mind of a stridently chanting group beneath a large, slogan bearing banner. Possibly less familiar is another form of activist: the digital activist. Digital activists also bear slogans but, instead, they post them as graphics on social media along with a plethora of… Continue reading The qwerty keyboard is mightier than the nuclear bomb PT I Confessions of a digital activist
"To bring about positive change, we must first be able to imagine it."Starhawk For the past year I've been taking part in a series of magical activism workshops, hosted by the American Witch Starhawk. The workshops have a ritual style framework and consist of part talk, part exercises. These exercises include chanting, grounding, visualisations, spell… Continue reading Starhawk’s magical activism series 2021
Once upon a time, when the Sun King was a young prince, a ring of gas and dust gradually formed itself into a small, blue dot. In alkaline vents, deep beneath the surface of the oceans that made up seventy percent of this blue dot, a miracle began to stir. A magical, mysterious process began… Continue reading On the subject of magic