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,…

Wet Diggity

It was raining wet diggety on the way to my father’s funeral. My wipers didn’t know which way to turn. …

The Door

THE DOOR It is like a door that won’t open until you have tried it many many times. I first…

John

JOHN He was old-fashioned that boy. When he spotted me on his bike he honked his horn with his fair…

WHAT I MEAN BY “GOD”

WHAT I MEAN BY “GOD” What I have experienced: Reconciliation with A.A. Reconciled to glandular fever Sharing what I felt…

War

War is not a polite recreation but the vilest thing in life, and we ought to understand that and not…