Tag Archives: Open Spaces Society

A countrystride down the Eden

The story of my podcast for Countrystride, in the Eden valley, with Mark Richards and Helen Millican. Continue reading

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Fifty years in England

Fifty years ago today my friend George Laurence, now an eminent QC, first stepped on English soil. He was born and brought up in Pretoria, South Africa.  On 10 September 1969, a 22-year old, he boarded the SA Vaal in … Continue reading

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Farewell Len

Len Clark, a great figure in our movement, has died aged 103. We shall remember him with affection and admiration. Continue reading

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Elinor Ostrom awards 2019

There were three winners of the Elinor Ostrom award 2019 and all had played a part in collective action. Continue reading

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Munificent Margaret

The Open Spaces Society’s former vice-president Margaret Smith would have been 101 today. Continue reading

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One hundred Opinions

In the autumn 2018 issue of Open Space magazine I wrote my 100th Opinion article. Continue reading

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1189 & all that

Thirty years ago I wrote an Opinion piece in Open Space magazine about the importance of 1189. Continue reading

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