Anyone can change the world!

A new RSA Short – energy renewal in a busy day… “What if you really could change the world? Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world. In this empowering RSA Short Jody explains why it is so important...

About the region!

#481130301 / gettyimages.com   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...

Regional Conference – June 14th, 2014

 Our summer conference in Norfolk. #73504319 / gettyimages.com ‘The RSA East of England conference will happen this year on Saturday 14 June, 10am – 4pm at University of East Anglia, Norwich. Join Fellows, community partners, colleagues and students at the University of East Anglia for a lively and informative day of conversation, projects and activities from Fellows within the...

Regional finalist – Art Museum of the Year 2014

#84509059 / gettyimages.com The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts has been selected as a finalist in  the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2014 competition. Designed by  Foster + Partners, this iconic building rests in the University of East Anglia campus landscape and is perhaps the pre-eminent collection of modern art in our region. The...

The Social Progress Index 2014

A new indicator of human well-being and potential delivered, the Social Progress Index for 2014,  uses non-economic data to map the nations of the world and to determine their relative rank in achieving social progress.  Discover it on-line here. A recent article and the latest RSA Short focus on the issues of economic growth and...

The Science Museum Group Journal

The Science Museum Group have just launched the first issue of their bi-annual on-line journal.  See the first edition here. A collaboration between  the Science Museum (London), the Museum of Science & Industry (Manchester), the National Railway Museum (York) and the National Media Museum (Bradford). The Group has achieved Independent Research Organisation (IRO) status with...

Economic growth, the full story?

In this RSA Short for April 2014, Growth is Not Enough, Oxford economist Kate Raworth looks at the constantly heard economic mantra of growth. Is it all that needs to be in the economic outcome basket of results, despite the repetitious demands of politicians? What should economies aim for is Kate’s key question? We recently...

Become a Skype Granny?

Sugata Mitra, Professor of Education Technology at Newcastle University, has recently seen the wider launch of his  School in the Cloud project. Based on the use of technology to formulate and deliver Self Organised Learning Experiences (SOLE), the project is the fruition of a partnership between Microsoft and his university. School in the Cloud was...

Crowdfunding Science

Here at conversationsEAST we have gone USA! We have picked up the news that science crowd funding site, Microryza, has relaunched as Experiment.com Although only functioning for U.S. researchers at the moment, the Experiment team do have plans to offer non-U.S. researchers the opportunity to call for investment on the site. Begun by a group...

Profit pitch or social welfare?

The short film below, from the TED talks series, is delivered Harish Manwani, the Chief Operating Officer of Unilever. It is not, perhaps surprisingly,  an advertisement for soup or soap. Harish joined Unilever in 1976, rising up the corporate ladder, to his current eminent position. This talk seeks to add to the three basic tenets...