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Nigel Colley's - Experiences of Canada - 2006 - A Diary!
(Or a Presentational Tour of :"Gareth Jones - A Man Who Knew Too Much"
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In late 2003 / early 2004, an early 'Friend of Gareth Jones' was Professor Federigo Argentieri of the John Cabot University, Rome, who in the course of his Italian translation of Robert Conquest's Harvest of Sorrow, first became aware of the 'airbrushed' history of Gareth Jones, through an introduction from our mutually eminent contact, the late James Mace.
After the sad death of Jim Mace, Prof Argentieri felt it fitting to organise a memorial panel in his name at the IAUS Congress in Donetsk, 2005; His kind invitation allowed my mother Siriol and I, not only to present papers on Gareth, but also to visit the city which Gareth before us in 1930 had paid pilgrimage to his mother's time there between 1889 to 1892, when she was governess to John Hughes' family, who were the founders of the Donetsk.
In early 2006, Professor Argentieri in his quest to get Gareth's name known amongst the academic community managed to twist the arm of Assya Humesky (the organiser of the 25th Annual Conference on Ukrainian Subjects at Urbana, University of Illinois) to extend an invitation for me to present a paper.
Her blind faith in my abilities must surely have been tested to their limits, as unbeknown to her during the week's conference, I was not merely almost completely absent without leave (or even watching the Soccer World Cup), but for much of the time I was actually, frantically
After an Air Canada flight from hell (well - geographically from Heathrow to be precise), where one one of my fellow passengers, two rows behind me, was for most of the flight violently insistent on the distinct possibility of dis-embarking at, I arrived at Toronto
Canadian Arts Foundation,
26-27 November 2006
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With many sincere thanks to Lisa Shymko for her efficient organisation of my many media commitments during my stay in Toronto including a prestigious interview on national CBC Radio, As it Happens - CLICK HERE for a 'Real Audio' link from our friends at Cybercossack.com
St Paul University
For media coverage by Maiden entitled: Людина, що забагато знала CLICK HERE
St. Sophia’s Church Hall,
30th November - 1st December
Montreal Radio Interview with Nigel Colley on Ukrainiantime.com CLICK HERE for MP3 link - or CLICK HERE for the station's main website and see 9th December listings. The interview starts 9 minutes into the interview.
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