It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

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Lizzie in Sweden!

The snow has arrived, exams are over and the Christmas lights have come on in Uppsala!  Yesterday the Nobel Prizes were awarded in Stockholm, with people coming from around the world.  Over the next few days I’m attending a conference entitled ‘Challenges for a Peaceful World’, and tomorrow 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Attila Zimonyi will be speaking about a chemical weapon free world, which is really exciting.

The snow is very welcome as it makes the short dark days a lot brighter, and it’s a lot of fun for building snowmen too…

I can’t believe how fast this semester is going.  I’m really enjoying my courses – in ‘Global Distress and Personal Responsibility’ yesterday we interviewed Sister Karin, a 55 year old sister in Alsike convent, which takes in illegal assylum seekers.  The convent has been raided by the police several times, and now it’s just sister Karin and…

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