Our monthly seminar, titled 'My story with the Syrian revolution', was delivered on 29th January 2017 by Dr Yaser Aleiti. This seminar was via Skype from Istanbul, in which Dr Aleiti told his story with the Syrian regime and why he was politically motivated before the revolution and why he was detained by the Syrian regime in 2007. Then he explained why the Syrian revolution was important i.e. to prove that the Syrian people were still alive, and that they deserve a better life. His talk was followed by an interesting and active discussion.