You Alone May Live

UPDATE: As of 08 April 2010, this book now has its own website,, which along with my colleagues at lbdesign, I am helping to build.

You Alone May Live I am very excited to be able to share the news that a new book by the founder and former director of Survivors Fund is now available on for pre-order. The book is called You Alone May Live and follows the story of Mary K. Blewitt as she journeyed through the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide.

Having moved away from Rwanda a long time before the genocide of 1994, Mary returned there in the days following the killings to find that she had lost 50 members of her family. She then went on to start Survivors Fund, which is decided to supporting survivors of the Rwandan genocide.

I’ve already pre-ordered one copy and will probably order another one or two. One for me and one or two to share. Having seen the amazing feats that SURF has achieved under Mary’s guidance, I am sure that her story will be very moving indeed.

Please feel to read more about my involvement with SURF.

The Woods, Breathing

The Woods, BreathingThrough my work with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, I came to learn about a really interesting exhibition that will be showing (taking place is probably a better description) in Shotover Country Park, in Horspath, Oxfordshire, UK.

The exhibiton, entitled The Woods, Breathing is a public art installation created as part of Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27th 2010. The work comprises 250 labels attached to stands, each featuring words taken from two books: one, the Diary of Adam Czerniakow, the second a book Czerniakow read whilst in the Warsaw Ghetto. The labels will be placed along the route of the Yellow Trail in Shotover Country Park and will be in place between 27th January and 8th February 2010.

The exhibition is the work of Nicholas Hedges. Although I’ve never met Nicholas before, nor have I seen his work in person, the materials that he has on his website intrigue me. Using the beauty and solitude of quiet woods to ponder life in the Warsaw Ghetto promises to be a moving experience.

Unfortunately for me, I will be in the USA for Holocaust Memorial Day, but I would recommend this event to all. Shotover Park is a lovely spot of woods, set on a big hill overlooking Oxford from the east.

The promotional flyer for exhibition was used with permission from N. Hedges.

Peter Birks Book Prize 2009

Prosecuting Domestic Violence by Michelle Madden DempseyEarlier this year, I mentioned that a new book about the prosecution of domestic violence had been published by the Oxford University Press.

I am now very excited to report that Prosecuting Domestic Violence: A Philosophical Analysis, by Michelle Madden Dempsey, has been awarded 2nd prize in the 2009 Peter Birks Book Prize, offered by the Society of Legal Scholars.

The award was announced in September 2009 at the Society of Legal Scholars Centenary Dinner held at Keele University during the Society’s recent Annual Conference.

Prosecuting Domestic Violence: A Philosophical Analysis

Prosecuting Domestic ViolenceA new book is making its way from Oxford University Press to a book store near you. The first book by Michelle Madden Dempsey, entitled Prosecuting Domestic Violence: A Philosophical Analysis, is due out in hardback any day now.

To get a copy of this book, you can always check the Oxford University Press website. The ISBN for the book is 978-0-19-956216-9.

For more information about Michelle’s publications, please visit Michelle’s page on the University of Oxford Faculty of Law website.

Light a candle to mark HMD09

Light a candle for HMD09As the end of January rapidly approaches, I am delighted to announce the launch of an exciting work project that we’ve just completed over at lbdesign.

Working with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, we’ve launched the candle campaign to encourage people from all over the world to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides – and to light a virtual candle in commemoration of HMD09.

For 2009, the integration of the virtual candle includes the ability to add one’s details to a Google map. This demonstrates – in rather impressive fashion, if I do say so myself – from where people have clicked on the candle in a demonstration of ‘standing up to hatred’. So, why not take a moment to add your support for this important effort?

The Governance Partnership

The Governance PartnershipAs I mark the one-year anniversary of (See the first post from 17.03.2007), I am very pleased and proud to announce my association with The Governance Partnership.

Based in London, The Governance Partnership is a communications consultancy offering advice and implementation in public relations and public affairs. The Governance Partnership, or TGP, was founded by Peter Hill and Dr Ross Davies, both ex-journalists with a wealth of experience – and a good sense of humour, I might add.

My association with TGP is on the side of web-based communications. More specifically, I will work with TGP on evaluating and upgrading the web presence of its clients. As you can read on the TGP website, I am in good company and I look forward to working closely with Peter and Ross.