May 25, 2018

The sudden hike in temperature here in HK - typically '33 feels like 38' - is making my departure for temperate climes easier, but in preparation, last week I caught up with my good friends Peter Ryan and Caitriona O'Sullivan - Ireland CG and Vice Consul here in HK.  W...

February 7, 2018

Huge thanks to the young local history enthusiast who attended a talk I gave last November and has now ensured that the anniversary of the Gresson Street shoot-out is on a number of news and commentary sites amongst the Chinese language media here in Hong Kong.  


January 12, 2018

Back in Hong Kong, lovely winter weather here, and gearing up to commemorate the 100th anniversary of events that saw the massacre of police at Gresson Street in Wanchai.  It would be lovely to get a 'blue plaque' or similar up in the street, but the little single-stor...

October 21, 2017

The two talks I'm giving in Hong Kong this autumn are on rather contrasting aspects of material I've been uncovering.  The talk at The Helena May at the end of this month (October) has as its subtitle 'Out East with the love of my life' - this really in response to the...

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