The Speech

Julian Francis | 7th Mar 2014.

In March 1971, I was working as an agricultural volunteer on a Gandhian related poverty alleviation project in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, in the vill...

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Ekushey 1972

Julian Francis | 23rd Feb 2014.

As Coordinator of the refugee relief programme assisting 600,000 Bangladeshis, I was sitting in my OXFAM Refugee Relief Office near Park Cir...

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The road back

Julian Francis | 23rd Jan 2014.

On January 21st, 2014, I was in thought remembering the difficult journey I made from Kolkata to Dhaka all those years ago in 1972....

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My first memories of Christmas are those of the late 1940s and early 1950s in the United Kingdom when post-war (World War II) food...

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