I recently read what can only be described as the shortest history of the Universe I have ever seen, it went something like this:
A History of the Universe
Now the Fellowship Council is following something like the the Big Bang theory
in as much as there is an energetic and ever expanding engagement from Fellows, from all around the world, wanting to participate in the activities of the Fellowship Council and the RSA
Of course I would argue that our starting point wasn't quite as 'hot and dense' as the singularity at the beginning of the universe, nor, do I hope, that it takes us 13 billion years to reach a point of beginning to understand who we are and where we came from!
We have the advantage over the theorists of a well documented and 'recent' history to help us chart the map for our future.
At this Fellowship Council meeting we were able to hear about activities that speak both to our past, our present and our future. Rather than repeat, or even try to summarise, the discussion I would urge you to read the fantastic live blog
produced by the incredible Jemima Gibbons
which covers all of the more interesting comments and discussions.
I would like to take the opportunity to echo the words of Bob Porrer
and thank Tessy Britton
, our Chair, for the tremendous work she puts in behind the scenes on our behalf.
The minutes of the meeting should be with us shortly and will be published and uploaded for all to see. We are also planning to create a document store on the ning as a repository for discussion papers, presentations, minutes and any thing else you would like to use it for.
There is only one last thing to add; thank you.
Thank you for making the effort to join in, to move things forward and to participate in a collegiate, collaborative and non-judgemental way that is creating such a positive and constructive environment for all Fellows, new and established, to come together and make things happen.
The Fellowship Council of the RSA