Category: Travel

Girl Power

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Research shows that supporting the development of girls, through improving their education and health, has a long term ripple effect on the wellbeing of their families and communities. For a girl in poverty, even an extra year of schooling can boost her eventual income by 10 to 25% and education delays her age of marriage and number of…

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Memory, Story and Place

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‘Landscape and Memory,’ historian Simon Schama’s poetic  tome,  journeys into the spatial world of the natural and built environment, through temporal vistas  of history and myth. He maintains that ‘before it can ever be a repose for the senses, landscape is a work of the mind … built up as much from strata of memory as from layers…

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Homecoming

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Travel and homecoming are intertwined – in myth, stories and experience. From Homer’s Odyssey to Plato’s cave, ancient stories highlight that return from travel can allow the familiarity of home and everyday life to be seen anew, with fresh eyes. In modern times, authors have drawn on variations of  the travel and homecoming  theme, from James Campbell’s Hero’s…

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Travelling On

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“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” The opening lines of ‘The Go-Between’ by LP Hartley, describes a man in his mid-sixties reminiscing whilst pouring through a box of mementos. As a child who lived her life in books, I’ve always loved the idea of travel – through time and space – going back in…

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