Day 7 - A challenge, a quote, a hope and a song
In Perth Theatre Cafe on the Saturday before we closed, Mike Robinson told the gathered audience the story of Perthshire's James Croll, credited with being the world's first climate change scientist. Here Mike brings you a challenge, a quote, a hope and a song. We begin with A SONG Frank Turner's 'Be More Kind'.
And A CHALLENGE
To help with this period of social separation, RSGS is running a challenge – “Knit the RSGS” - for the public to knit (or craft) anything inspired by the RSGS’s long history of connections – whether it is the Kon-tiki, Apollo 11, Ernest Shackleton, the Fair Maid’s House or any of the hundreds of speakers and characters in their history – or even a current staff member. These will then form the basis of an exhibition later in the year, open to the public in the Fair Maid’s House, when this crisis finally settles down. Deadline for entries is August 14th.
A QUOTE (or two!)
Favourite quotes that adorn my office:
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough (Lao Tzu)
We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for I don’t know. (WH Auden)
and A HOPE
My hope is that we all come through this reminded of what is truly important in our lives, to not take so many of the good things in our lives for granted, our freedoms, our friends, our health and our fellow human beings. And our health service and the professionals who work in it.
Since 2008 Mike has been the Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS), based in Perth. He maintains his optimism by focusing on solutions and action. He has been a trustee of more than 20 well known UK and Scottish environment and human rights bodies and holds a number of local, government and other advisory roles, mostly related to climate change. He is currently working to promote global solutions to climate change in which Scotland can take a lead.