Today, over 1,700 events are expected to take place across more than 100 countries as the #SchoolStrike4Climate movement reaches a peak in its momentum. In a letter published in The Guardian on 1 March 2019, the organisers clearly stated their aims: “We are the voiceless future of humanity. We will no longer accept this injustice. We … More “We are Rising Up”
Sometimes, editors get slightly bad press. We’re the ones who worry about where the apostrophe goes and the people who actually understand when to use ‘less’ or ‘fewer’. We might even get a bit hot under the collar just because you’ve got ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ the wrong way round. Our attention to detail is what … More The Bigger Picture
We pride ourselves on the wide range of projects that we work on here at Conker House and that breadth of interest certainly keeps us motivated and engaged. Despite the disparate nature of current projects on our desks, it feels like quite a few of them are sending us the same message – that it’s … More Taking the Time
Last Thursday, the Conker House team were privileged enough to be part of a book launch for Fiona Murden’s new publication, Defining You (Nicholas Brealey). The Saloon Bar in The Marylebone was buzzing with people, all so excited to share this important moment with Fiona. As I travelled back from London, I found myself pondering … More What’s in a book launch?
So, LBF comes and goes for yet another year and we are left reflecting on what we have learnt from this year’s fair. When my older daughter asked me how it had gone, I found myself replying with the words, “Revitalising and exhausting”. If she’d answered one of my questions like that, I’m sure I … More London Book Fair 2018: “Revitalising and exhausting”
Through our links with The Pelican Post, we’ve enjoyed some very enriching Ghanaian encounters which we have loved blogging about. However, it’s not the only collaboration which has allowed us to share our Conker House expertise with the schools of Ghana. Last summer, we embarked on our most ambitious project yet and felt very fortunate … More Conker House in Ghana: The Sabre Trust
I should be doing so many other things today and yet I just had to ignore all the noise and share my recent encounters with Malala. Malala Yousafzai is a figure we have all been familiar with for some time now, but I hadn’t quite appreciated the depth of her bravery, the strength of her … More Malala and How We Will Change the World
Back in May we blogged about an up and coming trip for a member of the Conker House team to Ghana to see the benefits and impact of ProjectKALA, an initiative run by The Pelican Post to improve access to native languages in African countries. The year then ran away with us somewhat, but it … More Conker House in Ghana: storytelling brought to life!
One aspect of our work here at Conker House which has both surprised and delighted us is the range and breadth of material that we are immersed in. Our collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has found us delving into topics as diverse as textiles, plastics and urban and agricultural regeneration. We have found their … More What’s in a hashtag? #NewPlasticsEconomy
It seems as though we’re working our way through the Waterstones Book of the Year Shortlist having discussed The Lost Words last week and moving onto The Book of Dust today. Before anyone gets too nervous about spoilers, don’t worry, there aren’t any here – instead of exploring the book itself, we wanted to investigate … More The Book of Dust