A European Vision – Leaders for the future

What an amazing conference last week in Eger, Hungary - The European Leadership Forum. It was the brainchild of a handful of Christian leaders 6 or 7 years ago and has developed into quite a movement. Around 300 people gathered…

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pride or humility – or what?

Noted from Gordon Brown's acceptance/coronation speech yesterday these words: It is with humility, pride and a great sense of duty that I accept the privilege and the great responsibility of leading our party and changing our country. Just a bit…

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eternity’s difference

I've been impressed for a while with the HSBC Airport adverts. This is by way of a personal 'homage', imitation being the highest form of flattery. You can even BUY this in various forms: Hoodies (!), Caps (!!) and MouseMats…

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Songs on the Tube – Niyi Osundare

Whoever decided to put Poems on the Underground was an absolute genius - reading those in the dark recesses of London's nether world is far more edifying, thought-provoking and satisfying than adverts for hair loss remedies, online dating sites and…

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Ottoman Hungary – Eger & Islam

I'm really not in a position to comment authoritatively because of my extreme ignorance about central European history. But am in the city of Eger in Hungary for the European Leaders Forum - a fantastic event, on which more in…

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Darcey bows out – at the top

not normally a big ballet fan - but couldn't help but be incredibly moved by Darcey Bussell's Friday night final fling at Covent Garden (shown live on BBC2). She was dancing in Kenneth MacMillan's choreography of Mahler's Song of the…

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