Don't mention headscarves…

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on 10 December nearlysixty years ago, and the European Human Rights Convention…

OFF-GOGOL

The Government Inspector In a translation by Marjorie Farquharson ACT ONE A room in the Provost’s house Scene 1 The…

The President's Man

When Shodo came in from the cumquat grove his wife said there had been a strange call. The President had…

The Slow Burn

THE SLOW BURN Black people lived on one side of the row and white people on the other, with their…

School Notes 1967 – 1968

From Marjorie’s exercise book (Lancaster Girls` Grammar School (4J) (1967-1968) 1967 October 17th: …The dictionary definition of the word `divine`,…

Into the Future

An interview with Anna Politkovskaya (2005) Index on Censorship took advantage of the presence of Russian — and other one-time…

Anna Politkovskaya (1958-2006)

The Russian investigative journalist, who received an ovation at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2005, was shot dead in…

In a World of Objects

In spring this year I returned from 15 months’ living in Moscow, where I set up the first office of…

Remembering Marjorie

Irina SAFRONOVA. Marjorie and I met in 1991 in Moscow when Marjorie was setting up an Amnesty office there. For…

Moscow Diary (2018)

The diary Marjorie kept in 1991-1992 as she established Amnesty International’s Office in Moscow, a unique venture during a fascinating…

At the funeral

Three Poems. “He who has mastered himself” (Lao Tzu)   “On The 100th Anniversary Of Anna Akhmatova” (Joseph Brodsky)  …

A remarkable person

Ian MARTIN. It was my privilege to work with a great group of committed people at the International Secretariat, and…

Happy Times

Marjorie was born in Glasgow on the 11 August 1953, one of Nellie Milne and Alexander Farquharson’s three children. When…

The Weather Station (story)

Well, I really liked Igor Anatolievich.  He could read a cloud formation as clearly as the expression on your face,…

The Clock in the Sky

Visitors to the Strasbourg Cathedral tower may be surprised to confront this immense clock, screened by glass and occupying half…