Just to fill in a little more detail, the Manchester Network meeting on the 12th May 5-7pm is scheduled as a discussion along the theme of the role of digital engagement and society (Big or otherwise). It will be chaired by Kate Pickering…"
"Vivs L-F, David Oliver and I are very much looking forward to attending the Big Society in the North event Julian. A while ago David O coined the phrase "societising not privatising" which I find quite helpful. And no minister, societising…"
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?
"Thanks for this Julian, very helpful. I have been rather busy with the Manchester Network and the pressures of launching the new company so a little invisible on the wires. Also my understanding is the immediate need was to address internal…"
Online space for the Projects Working Group. How do we move this working group forward, what are the key areas that require focus and development? Are our projects representative of RSA 21st century enlightenment
I will check out the Dees and Roberts references later but first led me start my contribution by sharing the quick and dirty e-mail I used (2nd April) to respond to the challenge to my suggestion that we add replicability and…"
"I guess that's my poor wording Mike - let me try again. Many of the voting public who have experienced schooling of the industrial era use that experience as a yardstick to evaluate and make judgements about current education practice. When I…"
"another thought - I have been observing and participating in the ebb and flow of education debates now for around 25 years. It's good for a debating topic but it is too politicised and nothing is ever resolved - partly because it is too small a…"
"Agreed Frances. I am attending the UKCES "Jobs, Skills, Growth" conference tomorrow and Tuesday and will feed back anything useful. Of course, attitudes are caught rather than taught so two drivers I would add are perceived relevance and…"
"This is a big one, but a thought to add to the debate
This is one of the few points on which I disagree with Dewey - depending of course on how you define "fact".
I believe that wherever it is not contextual and relevant to a…"
""Does it really make sense to have a Charter just for the Fellowship ... which specifies how just one element of the RSA will operate as volunteers, while others are paid? I'm not making a point about rewards, but rather about…"
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.