Welcome to the online space for RSA Fellows in the South Central Region.You can meet other Fellows, post discussions on our forum, find out about local events and read the latest blogs.The South Central region covers Bedfordshire, Bournemouth, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Windsor & Maidenhead and parts of West Sussex and Wiltshire.Feel free to get involved - if you have any questions, ask …See More
"Alison - you have your wish; I'm not giving up yet! - thanks in no little part to the interest in the Power of Language over the last couple of days. I will keep on about the need for more breadth in the RSA's activity, but it is good to…"
"Tessy, the quick and easy answers are "More breadth - less arrogance" but I appreciate that this is a bit of a smartarse answer without further context. I hope my first comment gives some of that context but I'll come back to you…"
"Gerry - it helps in that it clarifies your view of things, for which I thank you; but it certainly doesn't answer any of the points I made in my first comment, nor give me any incentive to renew my Fellowship. Rather, it reinforces my…"
"I'd just like to add a comment on your statement that "the most active fellows are delighted with the direction of travel". Is any consideration given to those Fellows who have become less active (or even inactive) in recent years…"
"Gerry, I'm sorry, but I don't feel that "a strong undercurrent against Matthew and the trustees" is a good enough reason to vote against the all-elected proposal - nor do I believe that it can be dismissed out of hand as…"
"I disagree with Matthew on this one. Calling for a tighter government definition of 'big society' completely misses the point. Surely BS is about people and groups and organisations taking the initiative - yes, as the RSA does - and…"
A conversation about how people are interpreting the concept of Big Society and does it need tightening as Matthew Taylor suggests, or might a 'baggy' concept be a strength and help more people get involved?
Journalist and trend forecaster James Wallman explains why more and more of us are suffering from “stuffocation” – where instead of feeling enriched by the things we own, we are stifled and overwhelmed by them.