Diversity in our currency

No, this is not a piece about whether the UK should use the Euro, but refers to the letter to the Governor of the Bank of England outlining the need to ensure diversity in the choice of people on our currencies. I was delighted to join this campaign, and I do hope that Mary Seacole, […]

An additional honour: Order of British Excellence

It has been quite some time since I have written for this blog but I suppose better late than never. Here is my latest idea and how it came about…. I have always been quite surprised at how different experiences in life, that seem to be unconnected, are actually part of the whole piece. During […]

How to make freedom of religion a reality

Article published in The House magazine, 15 January 2018: Around the world too many people are still living in fear of persecution for their beliefs. It’s time we matched our rhetoric with practical action, writes Baroness Berridge. For those of us working to advance the importance of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human […]

National Life and Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities

This was the title of a debate initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the House of Lords on 2 December. The Church Times reported that he called for “a more beautiful and better common narrative”, that would enable Britain to “play a powerful, hopeful, and confident role in the world”, and resist “the turn […]