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 25 Oct 2021, 18:00


Black Cinema History - Monday 25th October 6pm to 8pm

Discover the treasures of The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, which holds over 85,000 artefacts on the long history of the moving image.

The curator will give a guided tour which will include a journey through the participation of black people and their representation on screen, including some special exhibitions for the evening.

There will also be refreshments and discussion.

Numbers are limited so booking required at

Venue: The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, University of Exeter, The Old Library, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4SB

Monday 20 Sep 2021, 18:00


Great Big Green Week 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 ...

Simon Giarchi, CAFOD SW Community Participation Coordinator, will talk about the charity’s work with communities in low-income countries

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

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.

Zoom link is

Monday 18 Oct 2021, 18:00

FAIR COP 18th October

Climate Change and Food Security - Monday 18th October 6pm to 8pm

This is the third in our series of A FAIR COP: from Climate Crisis to Climate Justice sessions in the lead up to COP26.

Marking World Food Day (16th October), how are disrupted weather patterns affecting food security?

We have three speakers looking at the issues in three different contexts ...

In Melanesia: Katie Drew (Chief Officer, Melanesian Mission)

In Mali: Caroline Hart(Coordinator, Joliba Trust) and Deborah Hutchinson (Chair, Joliba Trust)

In Devon: David Mezzetti (Exeter Growers Cooperative)

As usual there will also be activities, positive stories and suggestions for action

Zoom link

Monday 04 Oct 2021, 18:00

Climate Change and Trade min

Climate Change and Trade - the impact on farmers in developing countries

Monday 4th October 6pm to 7:30pm

Our topics and speakers will be

Fashion: Joanna Pollard (BAFTS Fair Trade Network UK)

Coffee: Pauline Tiffen (SW Director B2B Coffee Initiative)

Corporate Courts: Jean Blaylock (Global Justice Now: Campaigns & Policy Manager on Trade)

Zoom link:

Monday 01 Nov 2021, 18:00

FAIR COP 1st November

Monday 1st November 6pm to 7:30pm

Youth Voices - Call for a Global Green Deal

Speakers: Tess Walsh (Fridays for Future) and Toby Grier (Youth Christian Climate Network)


Jean Blaycock from Global Justice Now will talk about Corporate Courts

Zoom link

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