Who We Are

The OneWorldcolumn has been written by a number of different writers and activists during its six years. It was founded by Rupert Read, Marguerite Finn and Jacqui McCarney in 2004 and has featured regular columns by Juliette Harkin, Ian Sinclair, Liam Carroll, Lee Marsden and Andrew Boswell. The present team are listed below:

Mark Crutchley
 Mark organises the Norwich Greenpeace Active Supporters group and has been active in Greenpeace campaigns for a number of years including taking direct action with the national organisation. His primary interest is the environment and he studied Environmental Science at UEA and recently set up his own environmental consultancy Doxden Environmental Consultants, with his wife Maria. In a previous life he got an economics degree from Manchester University and worked for 25 years in the financial industry, firstly in Norwich and then in London.

Charlotte Du Cann
Charlotte Du Cann  has worked in mainstream and alternative communications for 30 years. During in the 80s she worked as a journalist and editor specialising in food, fashion and design, writing for publications ranging from Vogue, New Statesman and The Independent.. In the 1990s she travelled the world and wrote non-ficition books on consciousness, medicine plants and cultural values. She settled in Suffolk in 2002 and is presently active within the Transition initiatives, Transition Norwich and Sustainable Bungay and working on a co-operative writing project - a low-carbon cookbook and guide to community food projects in East Anglia. A selections of current writings can be found on http://charlotteducann.blogspot.com/   Contact: theseakaleproject@hotmail.co.uk TRANSTION MOVEMENT  FOOD  SOCIAL JUSTICE  ENVIRONMENT  CULTURAL VALUES

 Marguerite Finn
Marguerite Finn BA (Hons.): Irish, convent educated. Worked in Australia for three years in 1960s; then worked in Civil Service (HMSO) in Norwich for 25 years. Degree in European Studies involved spending a year in France teaching English. Currently editing the newsletter of EAGIT (East Anglian Group Industrial Trainers). I was a columnist in the Eastern Daily Press (EDP) for six years; I am Vice Chair of the Norwich Branch of the United Nations Association (UNA) and founder member of the Norwich Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Also an ardent anti-nuclear campaigner.

David Seddon

David Seddon has worked for over 40 years as a researcher, writer and consultant in the developing world, mainly in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. He has worked for the World Bank, ILO, IFAD, UNRISD, DFID, DANIDA, USAID, SATA and also for Christian Aid, OXFAM, Action Aid, One World International, War on Want, Danchurchaid and the Lutheran World Federation. Formerly Professor of Politics & Sociology in the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA), he has also been Managing Director of the Overseas Development Group (a non-profit consultancy organisation) at UEA and, until recently, Principal of South London College. He is currently Director of Critical Faculty, an independent consultancy specialising in global issues and risk analysis, and a senior research associate at the Commonwealth Studies Policy Unit. A long-standing member of the Labour Party, he has recently joined the Greens.

 Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips began work in advertising and gained a national business qualification. On reading ‘Blueprint for Survival’ and studying other 1970s revelations about the global environment crisis, he rejected a career promoting consumerism. He graduated in Development Studies at UEA and visited development programmes in Asia. He soon became a professional campaigner, employed by CND then War on Want. He worked for many years for a Labour Euro-MP and was a county councillor. Trevor was possibly the oldest graduate of the TUC's Organising Academy and went on to be a trade union press officer for several years. He has also worked for Red Pepper magazine, CPRE, in industry, and as a college lecturer. He works part-time for a union and freelance as a media and campaigns adviser.

 Rupert Read
Dr. Rupert Read (born 1966) is Reader in Philosophy at UEA specialising in environmental and political philosophy; he is one of the 21 Norwich Green Party Councillors; and he is a blogger writing regularly on sites such as Liberal Conspiracy, Left Foot Forward, Open Democracy, Le Monde Diplomatique, and the Guardian, as well as at Rupert’s Read. His most recent books are PHILOSOPHY FOR LIFE and THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SOCIAL SCIENCE. He came within 1% of winning a first European seat for the Green Party in the East of England, in 2009, and also scored the Green Party’s highest-ever result in a Parliamentary byelection, in Norwich North, later that year.