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RSA NE held a very challenging event in Darlington on Tuesday 15th May exploring the topic of combating the sexual exploitation of children. Wendy Shepherd, who is on the frontline of Barnardo's efforts in the region, shared her experiences of what is really happening under our noses with a very provocative call to action.
I've put together a Storify record of the event at…Continue
Posted on May 17, 2012 at 9:01
Following on from the fantastic launch of the Social Renewal theme which we had with Newcastle University on Tuesday (more to follow shortly), I wanted to draw the attention of Fellows to the recently launched report by the 2020 Public Service Hub at the RSA. They have been conducting work analysing Sunderland's Community Leadership Programme for the impact that it has on the community, and the potential for learning lessons for other contexts.
There has been a lot of talk…Continue
Posted on February 10, 2012 at 13:53
Sports Direct Arena?
I must admit to rather choking on my toast this morning as I saw the news of St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United FC, being renamed as the Sports Direct Arena. Commercial branding of stadia has become a recurring trend in recent years (e.g. The Emirates for Arsenal, Etihad for Man City and the Reebok for Bolton), however there has been a presumption that certain names were off limits. It was inconceivable that proud stadia such as Anfield, Old Trafford…
Posted on November 10, 2011 at 16:06
Chances are that next time you see me I'll be looking slightly different!
Along with some of my colleagues at the RSA, I have decided to participate in Movember to raise money for charity. For those not familiar with this innovative charity, it is an annual fundraiser where gents grow moustaches during the month of November, sacrificing their personal looks and vanity in order to raise money and awareness for various aspects of mens' health. Given that I have a "face for…Continue
Posted on November 9, 2011 at 12:42