RSA

The Ferengi still use gold-pressed Latinum…

To the RSA yesterday, in John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ. Between meetings in London we managed to fit in a visit to the lecture by Professor Kenneth Rogoff, deliberating about the existence of cash, illustrated by examples from his new book – The Curse of Cash. Despite misconceptions in the popular press, Professor Rogoff,...

The North as Digital Powerhouse…

Embed from Getty Images  The North as a digital, innovative powerhouse for change and growth…   The great Northern Powerhouse concept has it’s detractors, as well as those who warmly embrace vast spendiing on infrastructure projects betwixt North and South. The whole designed to energise a swathe of our country, and its economic and social...

Making Space for people and technology

View image | gettyimages.com Benedict Dellot of The RSA has recently authored a new report on the growing phenomenom of Maker Spaces. There’s one near you…did you know? The report defines MakerSpaces as ‘…open access workshops, hosting a variety of tools, from 3D printers and laser cutters through to sewing machines and soldering irons’. These...

Ideas Festival 2015
Chelmsford, Essex

The Chelmsford Ideas Festival is almost upon us again this year. The programme of events continues to engage and stimulate Festival-goers across a wide range of cultural, artistic, heritage and innovation themes. When:  19th October to 1st November 2015 Where: Chelmsford, Essex, UK. Web: See more details here… The Chair of Changing Chelmsford Malcolm Noble...

Enjoy The Fling!

The Fling Festival is taking place today on Saturday 4th July at Hylands Park in Chelmsford. ‘An abundance of local talent across four music stages, including Paolo Morena, Little Donkey, The Midnight Barbers, Secret Company, Stealing Signs, The Kubricks, Creme de Chevre, ukulele group D’Ukes,  Band of Fools, Tall Dark Friend, Ady Johnson, Animal Noise, Papa Shango,...

In praise of the micro-business

This month Benedict Dellot of The RSA has, in the report The Second Age of Small – Understanding the economic impact of micro-businesses, produced a provocative and informative clarion call to recognise the sustaining energy and output of the micro-business in the UK. In his detailed analysis Benedict informs us that the micro-business excels in...

Eastern Region Conference
UCS, Ipswich – June 20th

The Conference: As the conference season gets under way, here is a key date for your Fellowship diary. Our Eastern regional conference is taking place athe UCS Waterside Building in Ipswich in Suffolk. You can see the conference details and book your place on the Society’s usual Eventbrite pages here. See more conference detail here....

Be a volunteering Fellow
in Cambridge…

Volunteer for Cambridge Saturday 28th February, 2015 – There is a great day of volunteering opportunities for the Fellowship in Cambridge this weekend. Visit The Guildhall and see! Members of the regional Fellowship will be abroad, supporting 80 Cambridge based organisations who are ‘…working to create positive social and environmental change through volunteering‘. 11am to...

Visiting the Sainsbury Centre at UEA

View image | gettyimages.com (Image: Alberto Giacometti, with his work) A visit to Sainsbury Centre on Friday 20th February, 2015 We had a group of seventeen fellows and friends who met up for the visit. We congregated at 10.30 for complimentary tea and coffee at the Modern Life café and then we were taken off...

The Self Employment Summit!

The RSA, in partnership with Google and craft marketplace Etsy, recently held a Self Employment summit. Stimulating debate and reflection about the changing landscape of employment and the rise and condition of those ‘going it alone’. The short film below offers insights into the various debates on the day and some of the original ideas...