Archive: Feb 2011

The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

Read Michael’s Dimbleby Lecture in full

A few years ago I was involved in the making of a documentary for BBC Radio called ‘The Invention of Childhood’. Working on the series gave me a powerful sense of how childhood has evolved over the ages, and how long it took for the lives of children to emerge… Read More
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Michael on Newsnight

Last night (Monday 14th February), Michael appeared on BBC Newsnight presenting a piece on how children are being targeted in the war in the Middle East. This informative and moving news piece is available to watch on iPlayer for the next seven days. If you just want to watch Michael… Read More
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Once Upon A Wartime exhibition opens at Imperial War Museum London

Fans of War Horse will love the new exhibition which opens at Imperial War Museum London from today (Friday 11th February). Once Upon A Wartime delve s into the pages of well-loved books, bringing five stories of war dramatically to life. Adults and children can wander through life-size sets, peer… Read More

Michael featured in Bon Voyage magazine

Michael talks about his life, career, and memories of his grandfather Émile Cammaerts, and answers questions from Belgian schoolchildren in Bon Voyage magazine. In the current issue of Bon Voyage magazine, Michael spoke at length about his late grandfather, Belgian poet Émile Cammaerts, as well as answered a variety of… Read More
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Michael nominated for Oxfordshire Book Award

There is a great buzz of excitement in the corridors and libraries of Primary and Secondary schools across Oxfordshire, as the short list is officially announced. These exciting Book Awards are voted for entirely by children, who have read and nominated what they believe are the best children’s books published… Read More