[Please note: John is currently on holiday with limited access to the internet - he's asked me to post his candidate's statement here on his behalf, in case Fellows have missed it on the main RSA website and as a way of introducing John to the discussions taking place here on the RSA Fellowship Social Network]
I am Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of East Anglia. Following experience as a teacher I developed an academic career as an applied educational and…Continue
Added by Jemima Gibbons on July 2, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments
I'm a fairly new Fellow (please be gentle with me).
I want to take advantage of my newness before I forget what it feels like and suggest that there might be ways that new Fellows could be supported as part of the induction process. If the suggestions fall on fertile ground I'm happy to devote some time to helping that happen.
I was fortunate enough to attend an excellent New Fellows event a bit more than a week ago, which has coincided with me shifting from being a pretty…Continue
There are big changes underway in the Fellowship team. Michael Ambjorn, Head of Fellowship, guest blogs to explain more...
At the RSA, we’ve been working with Fellowship networks for some years. Our aim has been to provide opportunities for the most active and innovative Fellows to support each other and to help the RSA meet its goals.
I am excited to announce a new phase in our efforts.…
Just a quick reminder to Fellows that the current nomination period for the vacancies on the Fellowship Council closes next Monday, 8th August, at noon.
The Fellowship Council is an important body within the RSA, acting as an advisory and representative forum for Fellows. Established in 2009, the Council has worked to ensure that there is an effective working relationship between the RSA…Continue
Added by Jamie Cooke on August 2, 2011 at 12:04 — No Comments
What makes a Fellow?
This is a crucial question which underpins much of the work that the RSA carries out, shaping and informing the direction we take as a Society. There will never be a definitive answer, thankfully, as RSA Fellows are by their very nature a diverse, eclectic group of people, however it is possible to explore the archetype which we seek to emulate, to envision within our work and our people.
The archetypical Fellow, I believe, is Buffy the…Continue
Covering the wide swathe of country (or indeed countries!) that I do, I am lucky enough to come into contact with a bewildering variety of different activities, whether they be inspiring Fellow-led projects or innovative work from our broad range of partners. There is a lot going on in Scotland just now, some fantastically exciting ideas blooming in Ireland (watch this space!), and the North East continues to be a hive of activity.
I attended an excellent conference organised by…
Added by Jamie Cooke on July 8, 2011 at 8:42 — No Comments
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…
Added by Jamie Cooke on June 22, 2011 at 11:12 — No Comments
Last week marked my first anniversary in post. Funnily enough, I didn’t even realise at the time, partly because it has felt like a lot longer (all in a good way, I promise!). I think it is one of the realities of both the job and the wider RSA that time can be a very precious and limited resource, meaning that months slip by before you’ve realised.
It does seem a good time to stop and reflect, to take stock of where the year has taken me and what lies ahead. The role of a…Continue
Added by Jamie Cooke on March 31, 2011 at 11:10 — No Comments
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