Malcolm Noble, regional Chair of the RSA in the East of England writes…
Regional Fellowship – an overview
Our regional team arranges a programme of events open to Fellows wherever they live in the East of England. There are local networks serving four of the main population centres: Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge and Chelmsford. They are all engaged in Fellow led projects designed to realise the objectives of our regional plan. The projects are:
• NorwIch – educational disadvantage in some parts of the city; involving an RSA Catalyst funded link with Futures Radio.
• Ipswich – the Shout Out Suffolk programme on educational under-achievement.
• Cambridge – Community Based Initiatives.
• Chelmsford – Changing Chelmsford shaping the future of England’s newest city.
We have a region wide project on renewable sources of energy. Our working group commissioned research undertaken by University Campus Suffolk on the mismatch between skills and employment opportunities in this sector.
New local networks are being established in Hertfordshire and South Essex.
We now plan to provide opportunities for Fellows to contribute to all of our projects, regardless of where they live or work. ConversationsEast will enable Fellows to link in to the project discussions through the ‘Local Groups’ and ‘Projects’ pages.
Our new Projects Group, representing each of the local networks, will connect all of the individual initiatives and facilitate Fellow involvement across the region.
Our conference on 14th June will enable Fellows to influence the changes now underway.