Your body starts decaying as you get fitter…

Christian Havrehed, intrepid ocean-rowing adventurer and EwC Adventure Ambassador, launches tomorrow into the North Sea bound for a 300 nautical mile row to Copenhagen. EwC Directors, Theresa Booth & H-J Colston, interviewed him recently about his previous Atlantic ocean-rowing experience. Asked how one prepares for a journey like that, Christian said, “you have to beContinue reading “Your body starts decaying as you get fitter…”

‘Reverse Viking’ row: Norfolk to Denmark in pursuit of re-writing of the history of exploration

This Saturday, 08 August, Christian Havrehed, Danish adventurer, inspirational speaker & EwC Adventure Ambassador, will push off in an ocean-going rowing boat destined for Copenhagen in Denmark. This 300-nautical mile journey will include rowing both in the North Sea and up the Eider Kanal across Germany just as the Vikings did centuries ago. Setting outContinue reading “‘Reverse Viking’ row: Norfolk to Denmark in pursuit of re-writing of the history of exploration”

“China Remembers” – to understand China now, you need to uncover its history

One of our Engage with China Ambassadors, Zhang Lijia, journalist and social commentator, is re-publishing “China Remembers,” a book she co-authored with former China Correspondent for both USA Today & subsequently The Times, Calum MacLeod in 1999. A book like this will not be out of date, even twenty years on. What it captures isContinue reading ““China Remembers” – to understand China now, you need to uncover its history”

Ocean rower becomes EwC “Adventure Ambassador”

Engage with China is delighted to announce the appointment of its newest Ambassador, Christian Havrehed, adventurer, ocean-rower, inspirational speaker and founder of A graduate in Chinese Studies from the University of Durham and always interested in the sea, Christian was deemed “crazy enough” to enter the newly inaugurated Ward-Evans Atlantic Rowing Challenge in 2001.Continue reading “Ocean rower becomes EwC “Adventure Ambassador””

Patron Sir Anthony Seldon Asks All Schools to Take China Seriously

Sir Anthony Seldon is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, former Headteacher & author of over 35 books on contemporary history, politics & education. He was a pioneer in opening a dedicated Mandarin Learning Centre in 2012 to enable his pupils at Wellington, “to embrace China.” We are delighted that Sir Anthony is Patron ofContinue reading “Patron Sir Anthony Seldon Asks All Schools to Take China Seriously”

Summer Challenge

Engage with China is an educational charity enabling cultural capital in schools. We have 15 fun summer challenges that will help your pupils develop academic, cultural capital, and wellbeing! All schools and young people that take part are invited to share their findings, thoughts and creativity via social media using the #engage_china #SummerChinaChallenge Ask your school teacherContinue reading “Summer Challenge”


We would love to come to your school to deliver one or more of our training programmes. We encourage a positive growth mindset through our ‘China Habits of Mind’ promoting global citizenship, curiosity, problem-solving, resilience and collaboration. Would you like curriculum support in the following areas? Economic development & social change Environment & climate changeContinue reading “Programmes”