Hello, and a warm welcome to my website

Helen Suzman, the former South African MP who fought long and hard against apartheid, used to paraphrase Theodore Roosevelt – “I did what I could, where I was, with what I had.”

I am a freelance consultant and writer. My interests are wide-ranging, but primarily in how human beings affect and are affected by the natural world of which we are part, and the related theology and psychology of connectedness.

My background is in science, consultancy and business analysis, especially in the environmental sphere, aiming to apply my skills to make a difference. I have been a Christian for more than twenty-five years, and seek to live out my faith in working to encourage care for the environment as God’s creation and justice for our neighbours across the earth and in future generations. I also have the occasional moment when I would describe myself as a contemplative.

If you’re on Twitter, so am I, at @ClareBryden @WebsitesAhoy @ParticulartExe @Ghostbeesters. Until November 2016, my Twitter profile used to include things like: “Resident artist @Kaleider. Storyteller @TEDxExeter. Hon Fellow @UniofExeter. Alto dep @ExeterCathedral“. Now it includes things that are important to me and that I want to see multiply in our world: “Hope Love Joy Flourishing Peace Kindness Together Mercy Justice Equality Compassion Empathy Art Prophecy Music Laughter Nature Beauty Silence Wonder”.

My projects and affiliations are currently:

  • Developing websites for small businesses, community groups and individuals as the founder director of Exeter Sustainable Enterprises Ltd, trading as Websites Ahoy!
  • Developing my visual arts practice as a means of communicating environmental and social issues.
  • Writing and blogging on economics, energy, environment and related issues, nature, attentiveness, applied theology, arts, and indeed anything that interests me.

I would be very happy to chat about any of the consultancy services that I offer. Some of my outputs are also available on this site.

A note re copyright and licensing

The images and text on this website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License Creative Commons Licence.

You are welcome to share images or text with the credit “© Clare Bryden cbryden.me.uk, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0“. This does not mean you can use them commercially or distribute any modified material.