I went on Newsnight to explain why humanitarian aid is important but can be improved. Terrifying.Continue reading
Please come and meet the CGD Europe team this Tuesday evening (6 August) from 6pm at the The Rooftop Café near the Shard. There is no charge for admission, but you'll have to buy your own drinks and food. We've reserved the whole venue, so please sign up here so we know to expect you.Continue reading
We are back from a few days in Dubrovnik. Here are some photos.Continue reading
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
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner… Continue reading
It seems like only yesterday that we moved to Ethiopia, but our three years has come to an end. Without wanting to be too sentimental, I have loved getting to know Ethiopia better and especially its people, culture and history.… Continue reading
Today’s Guardian newspaper has an article about Robert Owen, after whom I was named:
The sweetness of the apricots offsets the spiciness of the curry in this dish which I am sure has no connection with India at all. It is a very quick and easy vegan dish. I usually… 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.
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