His perspectives on Brexit, the EU, and UN on handling world issues was illuminating, as he discussed organizations such as the EEAS, AZIAN, or ASEM. He discussed the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of his and other organizations which the EU and UN try to uphold as their driving reasons for being. It is so good to see countries coming together trying to make a difference on such a world-wide scale.
For example: John Mann and Adrianne Mayer’s thoughts on Amazons; George Dumezil and his disciples on Slavic and Celtic traditions; Foucault’s Pendulum; Bob Davis’ critical paper on Jungian philosophy; The Dragon of Og; Andrew Lang’s fairy tale origins; Ronald Hutton’s approach to pagan studiesAnd we talked about academics - their viewpoints, both complementary and dissenting, in contexts such as 'at what point does Endo-European tradition underlie Scottish tradition?', and how 'talking about changes I want to make to my novel will give my thesis context.' In one hour, I took three pages of wonderful, inspired, inspiring notes.
I took the photos of these lovely poppies (as big as dinner plates) in front of the English/Scottish lit offices on the way to my meetings.