Global Book Club, World at Lunch, Gown meets Town and Devon Globe Trotters.

Every Thursday lunchtime (when there is not an evening event) we share thoughts on what’s happening in the world ... often based on relevant magazine or newspaper articles.

While this is not possible physically we meeting virtually via Zoom - if you would like to join us please email for details.

Monday 20 Sep 2021, 18:00


Great Big Green Event - Monday 20th September 6pm to 9pm

This is the first in our series of five A FAIR COP: from Climate Crisis to Climate Justice events. As world leaders prepare to gather for crucial COP26 climate talks each session will be highlighting positive stories from around the world, inspiring us all to action.

The session will be in two parts ...

Engaging activities to help us understand the climate crisis:Fairtrade Garden Trail, Understanding the Jargon, Climate Quiz

Presentations with Q&A by local experts including:

Professor Tim Lenton, Director of the Global Systems Institute based at Exeter University, will talk about Positive Tipping Points and how these can help propel us towards rapid decarbonisation.

Caspar Hughes, Director of the Climate Media Coalition, campaigning for the global media be a core part of the solution to the climate crisis.

To attend in-person at Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David’s Hill, EX4 3RG, please sign up at

Alternatively on Zoom, the link is

Thursday 23 Sep 2021, 16:00

Climate Crisis Teachers workshop on 23 Sept 2021 for web

Thursday 23rd September, 4:00pm to 5.30pm

FREE Teachers’ Workshop, for Teachers and TAs of all Key Stageson Zoom with Michila Critchley from InterClimate Network

How do we teach children and young people about the Climate Crisis and COP26 in a responsible way?

Climate disasters are being reported every day, from all parts of the world. The UN COP26 international meeting takes place in Glasgow in November. How do we, as educators, take this opportunity to help children and young people understand what is happening and explore what positive actions we can all take?

As part of the Great Big Green Week ( this workshop will discuss these issues.

  • We will help you navigate the very large number of climate teaching resources available.
  • Make climate connections to networks you are already engaged in, eg. Fairtrade, P4C, Eco-schools, Oxfam.
  • Consider how to make a positive climate-response to the 4 Cs: Campus, Curriculum, Community and Culture.
  • Share and co-create local opportunities to tackle this crisis.

Join us on Zoom. To register, email us at

Devon Globe Trotters

Travelling in Tibet - Wednesday 21st April 2021 -

Belize: Then and Now - Tuesday 18th May 2021 -

Gown meets Town

Immigration Detention in the UK - Thursday 10th December 2020

World at Six Talks

Fridays for Futures - Green New Deal  - Thursday 22nd October 2020

Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa - Thursday 12th November 2020

The Impact of Period Poverty on Girls in Kenya - Thursday 26th November 2020  

My Polish Heritage - Wednesday 12th May 2021

An Introduction to Croatia - Thursday 27th May 2021

Girls' Education and the G7 - Thursday 10th June 2021

Reporting on Ethiopia - Thursday 17th June 2021

Oyana: a soap-making social enterprise - Wednesday 8th September 2021

Celebrating Windrush in Devon 2021

Bananas, St Vincent and Fairtrade : Exploring the Fairtrade Primary Schools Conferences - Tuesday 9th March 2021

Celebrating Fairtrade in the Caribbean - Thursday 4th March 2021

COVID, the NHS and its effects on the Windrush and BAME Community - Thursday 18th February 2021

Christmas in Trinidad and Tobago - Thursday 28th January 2021

Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks and my family’s involvement in UK Civil Rights - Thursday 21st January 2021 There is a 'gap' in this  video where copyright materilal has been removed.

Our Wndrush Stories - 23rd March 2021

Telling our Stories: Finding our Roots - Devon's Multicultural History

The Polish Navy in Okehampton - 23rd November 2020

In Conversation with ... stories from Bideford

Celebrating Black History Month in Devon: Start the Week Talks 2020

Telling Our Stories - Finding Our Roots:Devon’s Multi-Cultural History Monday 5th October 2020  

Celebrating Windrush in Devon:Our Windrush Stories Monday 12th October 2020

Is there still a place for Black History Month? Monday 19th October 2020  

Black Futures: A discussion about taking action and campaigning for change Monday 26th October 2020

These the recordings of the Zoom sessions are unedited