The Rotary Peace Centre in Bradford hosts and supports ten fully-funded MA Rotary Peace Fellows from around the world each year and is based in the Division of Peace Studies and International Development (PSID) at the University of Bradford.  The Division of Peace Studies and International Development (PSID) is the world’s largest university centre for research and courses on peace studies, conflict resolution, and development.

Rotary Peace Fellows are offered a variety of Master degree courses that examine issues such as peace, conflict, security and development locally and globally. The programmes provide opportunities for students to engage in analysis, decision-making, and problem-solving around real-world practice-based scenarios, developing capacities for informed judgement, critical thinking, and effective engagement with international and local practitioner communities.

The 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available, and we need your help finding the next cohort of global peace and development leaders.

Candidates have until 15 May 2021 to submit applications to their Rotary districts.

Districts have until 1 July 2021 to submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation.

The District can endorse an unlimited number of qualified candidates at no cost. Candidates meeting the criteria will be interviewed before District decides to endorse the application, using Zoom video Conference.

If you need assistance please contact PDG Brian Hellin, Rotary District 1200 

A Passport to Rotary – Multidistrict Seminar

You will be hearing more about Passport Clubs in District 1200, so why join this seminar and hear from Rotaractor James Thomas on how he set up a Passport Club during Covid

Just click on the link below to REGISTER for this seminar

Topic: A Passport to Rotary with James Thomas

Time: Mar 19, 2021 07:00 PM London

Register for this  Zoom Meeting

District Governor’s Blog

Rotary Day

On 23rd February 1905, Rotary International was founded by Chicago-based lawyer, Paul Harris. This year, ‘Rotary Day’ will celebrate 116 years of our incredible organisation! 
During that time, Rotary has united people in a common purpose – making connections and making a difference.

That ethos is happening right now in District 1200 in a variety of ways. Despite the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have found ways to stay connected and serve our communities when they need us most.

In particular I am most grateful for the wonderful support for the vaccination project given by volunteers helping at vaccination hubs. I do realise that many of us have been unable to help because they themselves are at risk but nevertheless it looks like approx 200 Rotarians and partners have been volunteering in the District and while still awaiting a response from some of my fellow DGs I have counted at least one thousand from just a few Districts.

Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland President, Tom Griffin, has recorded a special Rotary Day message, which I encourage you to watch here –

Days such as Rotary Day are a wonderful opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all the members in our District for your continued dedication and commitment to Rotary. Our impact truly does start with you.

I hope that those hosting events or activities today have a great time. Rotary Day is also a great opportunity to promote what you’re doing in the community. There are a number of resources available for clubs – social media posts, graphics and a press release template can be downloaded here –

Conference 27th March

Registrations are coming in mainly from Rotarians so please remember to spread the word among your non – Rotarian friends and colleagues. Watch out for the social media on District Facebook and Circa 1200 and if you have not already registered please remember to do so. I promise you a fun and interesting day.

Rory O’Donnell


Then think again – meet our Tyrannosaurus!


Blood and gore will delight (some!) adults and budding palaeontologists alike. (Phew – do you know how many times it took to type that correctly?)

Caring for our World

Up to 2000 extinctions still occur annually: let’s look at the causation of the loss of animals who will sadly never roam our world again.
(Though we may feel grateful we’re not face-to-face with flesh-eating dinosaurs.)

Film-maker Paul Wooding brings you his totally unique T REX AUTOPSY. Do you have the stomach for it?

Join our Rotary District 1200 Virtual Conference on Sat March 27th. Free of charge but booking essential.

Caring for our World: 2020 District 1200 Rotary Conference


Caring for our World – book now

Enjoyed volunteering in the past year?

Rotary can offer so many opportunities to volunteer, locally, nationally and internationally

Wherever you are, Rotary is in a town near you.  Contact us to find out more and about new ways to engage with Rotary.  

NASA’s Perseverance lands on Mars lake – sources of water explored.

Africa: 0

But Rotary helps many countries score in sourcing water.

Funding/practical help eg WASH water/sanitation/hygiene/Shelterbox/Aquabox/Water Survival Box/Shelterbox/Busoga Trust in Uganda.

Check into Project & Friendship Zones, District 1200 Virtual Conference, March 27.


Mendip Rotarians supporting the vaccine effort

As part of the Clubs efforts during the pandemic, Rotarians Peter Wright and Mike Hiles are involved in the transportation of vunerable adults, who do not have their own transport for their Covid 19 vaccinations. They have transported people to the Mulberry Centre in Berrow and Ashton Gate Bristol. They are also involved contacting people by telephone who are experiencing dificulties during this time including non rotarians through the Cheddar Coronavirus Group. The Club is liasing with the local GP surgeries to provide this service.

Rotarians – you’re a knowledgeable group of people – but did you know that the world’s best coffee should be eaten with a spoon?

No, we didn’t believe Rory’s excuse either! But you might learn the truth about coffee from ‘Mr Miles’ in the Entertainment Zone of our District 1200 Virtual Conference.

And you could WIN​ a luxury Mr Miles Tea Rooms hamper – just for attending virtually. (Ts & Cs apply)

Mr Miles Tea and Coffee – Tea & Coffee, Shop, Taunton, Somerset, Devon, Avon – Mr Miles Tea Rooms, Tea and Coffee

Mr Miles is a hark back to traditional english tearooms, when time was taken to enjoy a good cup of tea. Mr Miles is a Taunton based Coffee Shop.


Join our Rotary District 1200 Virtual Conference, Sat March 27th. Free of charge, but booking essential.     Register now!

Mendip Rotarians helping to prepare an allotment for The Space Charity

The Rotary Club of Mendip has chosen “The Space” as this year’s charity. The Space supports local young people 4-18 years who are suffering mental health issues, which have increased during the current pandemic. The Club is specifically supporting the Community Wellbeing Garden in the Cheddar allotments. The garden will provide opportunities for children, young people, and adults in our community to mix socially, make friends and connect with others to improve their mental well-being.

This is part of a practical solution to help those families and individuals in Cheddar who, for a variety of reasons, are struggling to cope in the society in which we live.

Members of the Club and volunteers from “The Space Charity” were preparing raised beds in the allotment. The activity provided good fellowship in these unusual times.

A new fence has been erected to ensure rabbits are unable to get into the allotment to damage the produce. The members were assisted by Jason Collins from JC Landscape.

All work was done in a Covid secure fashion and a Risk Assessment was prepared.

“Don’t be the product of your environment – let your environment be the product of you.”

Think drug crime isn’t going on under your nose? Well, it’s not just in city centres…


Meet Simeon Moore, the ex-gun-carrying, drug-dealing gang member who turned around his life and now dedicates his time to trying to prevent young people following in his previous footsteps.

Through his music, poetry and YouTube channel DatsTV he is on a mission to steer others away from what he sees as glamorised violence in our media and arts.

“Don’t be the product of your environment – let your environment be the product of you.” Simeon Moore

What inspired Simeon to leave behind his old life? What has he had to overcome? What’s his plan for the future?

Lessons to be learned – and a must-see for young people, parents, teachers, any youth worker, and Rotarians alike.

You must have some burning questions for this young man – you have a unique opportunity to ask him, live, on Saturday March 27th.

Rotary District 1200 Virtual Conference – 100% free-of-charge to attend.

Caring for our World: 2020 District 1200 Rotary Conference

Booking essential. Please do share this post and invite others, including non-Rotarians, to attend.


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