Ibrahim reflects on a year of challenge and uncertainty.
Welcome to my tenth annual review. 2018… it’s been a year filled with some truly memorable moments. As always, let’s rewind the clock and review some of my personal highlights of the year.
How did you get the internship? An ITV Anglia journalist was in Cambridge last January to report on the progress of building the city’s first mosque. My mother Shahida Rahman, a Trustee of the Cambridge Mosque Trust, was interviewed by journalist Claire McGlasson. After they exchanged contact details, I decided to email Claire to find out if there […]
Annual review number nine! Can’t say I’m a novice at this anymore. I can already imagine next year’s review. We’ll be throwing a party. Cakes and balloons. Lots and lots of balloons. And cakes. I like cakes. Especially fresh cream. With a jam filling… But then the balloons burst, and I wake up. The calendar […]
During my school days, history was something that hardly filled me with excitement. Even watching Doctor Who episodes set in the past required serious effort to motivate and inspire me, but credit where it’s due, on most occasions they succeeded. Perhaps as a child, intrigued and fascinated by science fiction and technology (my uncles hold […]
Although I’m Cambridge born and raised and the library was where I spent most of my days (well not really, but I hope one can recognise my poor and laughable effort of referring to the Fresh Prince), my fascination of the richly-diverse region of Tower Hamlets in East London has grown exponentially in recent years. […]
I’m back! My first blog post of 2016! Let’s do the Sturridge… Wait… what? Oh yes… I haven’t blogged all year. Oops. Sorry everyone. My ONLY blog post of 2016. Technically that isn’t true though, I did write one blog post this year. It just wasn’t published on my website. More on that later… I’ve got to say, […]
Technology. It’s a wonderful thing. A source of fascination to me since childhood. Well, since my nursery school days to be precise. Two decades later, I’m using digital media to engage and interact with emerging young talent. So, how did it all start? As an energetic and inquisitive three-year-old, I was totally in awe of […]
Here we go again. Another annual review. My seventh actually. A great opportunity to reflect on a rollercoaster twelve months. As rollercoaster rides come, this has been quite a thrilling one. Sometimes a thriller doesn’t quite go the way you want it to. We’ve all seen a crazy game of football littered with goals – some may recall Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Newcastle United in […]
Thursday 5th November 2015. The Meridian Grand, London – the luxurious setting for this year’s British Bangladeshi Who’s Who event. After attending the previous two events in 2013 and 2014, I was keen to get involved this time round and see what I could do to assist with from behind the scenes, particularly with the publication. I was tasked with editing […]