Yesterday evening I returned home from holiday to be greeted by mixed news in the local media of current happenings, both happy and horrific. And, not for the first time, there are causes for both gladness and sadness about being from 'our wee country' - a place that expresses, with more or less ease, a unique political/cultural mix of Irishness and Britishness.
The front page of the Belfast Telegraph, 'Northern Ireland's Daily Newspaper' [though not the only one!] celebrated…
I was lucky enough last night to attend a wonderful example of optimism in action, namely a Scottish BBQ. We all know that the likelihood of the rain staying off is virtually nil, particularly during ‘summer’, and yet 30 Fellows and interested others braved the torrential downpour (and it was quite a sight!) to gather for the inaugural RSA Scotland Midsummer’s BBQ.
Despite the inevitable weather, it was a great evening, an eclectic mixture of individuals sharing very good food…
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Monday was a busy day in Edinburgh, with two RSA events taking place in the city. Firstly, the Media, Creative Industries, Culture and Heritage network (MCICH) had an event exploring Economic, the Internet and Society at the Faculty of Advocates; followed by an evening seminar to explore Public Service Reform in Scotland, which I had initiated with Ann Packard, a Scottish Fellow. Matthew Taylor was up for both events, chairing the first and speaking at the second.
They were both…
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Today marks my first anniversary as a Networks Manager. Birthdays and anniversaries evoke mixed responses for me – a chance to celebrate all the achievements of the past 12 months whilst trying to ignore the dread realisation that the passage of time accelerates with each passing year (it’s a fact - the time between my 16th and 17th birthdays was at least ten times as long as the time…Continue