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The class of 1988

I spoke at student-led conference on international development at Oxford University last night.

When I was a student at Oxford, the international development group, Third World First, used to meet in a small cafe on… Continue reading

I was touched to receive the following message through my website yesterday:

i am one of the proud person in the world when in heard that you are going to man utd but please i am applealing to you that… Continue reading

Edward Barder is a not-very-distant relative who makes fishing rods.

According to a quote from the Independent, quoted on the The Edward Barder Rod Company Website

“Barder is unquestionably Britain’s finest rod-maker”

Personally, I’m for banning fishing, though I wish Edward well. 

Bill Sonnenschein, educator, civil rights activist, roadie, and friend, died on 29 December 2008.

Bill had been  a special advisor to President Marc Ravalomananat of Madagascar for the last few months.  He taught leadership at Berkeley, which is… Continue reading

I am sitting at Heathrow airport, on my way to Ethiopia.

It is a big change to move away from home for 3 years.  I am excited, as I love Ethiopia; but I am also a bit apprehensive about… Continue reading

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