Journal


Refugee Stories: Changing the Narrative

There is an important posting on the Jesuit Refugee Service UK website. Of special interest to us is David Herd talking about immigration detention and its indefinite nature. Refugee Stories: Changing the Narrative World Refugee Day 2018 saw academics, refugees and refugee practitioners come together to discuss ways in which […]


Dates for your diary   Recently updated !

We have a reunion day walk on 15 September 2018 – All welcome. 11.00 am start at Lingfield rail station. RH7 6EH An 8 mile reasonably flat circular walk taking in the East Surrey villages of Dormansland and Lingfield and culminating in a walk around the Lingfield Nature Reserves. These […]


Recommended books from Refugee Tales 2018

Walking + talking = Refugee Tales and among the subjects that walkers talk about are books and stories. This is a list of those books recommended by the walkers of 2018. Mary Ann Glendon    A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2001) Jenny Erpenbeck   […]


Refugee Tales on BBC Ramblings

On 24 May Refugee Tales was on BBC Ramblings with Clare Balding. This is really worth hearing to understand what we are trying to achieve and how we use walking to befriend former immigration detainees. It is available here.


The Appellant’s Tale – David Herd

  The Appellant’s Tale was first told by David Herd at Wrotham in Kent on the 17 June 2015. This Tale is very relevant to what has and is happening to the children of the Windrush Generation. The Appellant’s Tale is on Soundcloud here. It was published in written form […]


Saturday 7 July – the prospect of a beautiful walk

We like to challenge you during Refugee Tales. You will learn much about immigration detention, about those detained, about the system that brings this about and probably much about yourself! However The Refugee Tales Walk is always full of surprises and delights. This year during the morning of the first […]


Seeking Refuge – The Manna Society

I read this today and needed to share it: “The other day, I was filling out a referral form with a young homeless refugee who had accessed our advice service, to try to get him a bed in a hostel. One of the questions on the form was about whether […]