People watching in Basel – a day when the city’s three ‘Fs’ came together

“What is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare” so said WH Davies and today I’ve been heeding his words and making time to people watch. And what better a day to do it on than at this huge party in Basel. Tonight the city plays host to the … Read more People watching in Basel – a day when the city’s three ‘Fs’ came together

Swiss political posters  - the contentious images that frighten and offend – but not enough to remove them

Updated February 28, 2016 The people of Switzerland have once again been to the polls to exercise their citizen power over four very different issues. This time they cast their votes over a right-wing initiative to deport convicted foreigners, a challenge from environmentalists opposed to a second Gotthard road tunnel, a proposal to introduce tax … Read more Swiss political posters  - the contentious images that frighten and offend – but not enough to remove them

A meeting of minds at the 2016 World Economic Forum who ask “Can Switzerland sustain its economic and political models in the long run?”

Bombarded with headlines such as Does neuroscience have a future in the courtroom? and What can we learn from rebuilding Fukushima? it was not hard to resist the pull to be part of this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. The Swiss ski resort has become instantly recognizable for hosting the annual meeting of great global … Read more A meeting of minds at the 2016 World Economic Forum who ask “Can Switzerland sustain its economic and political models in the long run?”