Above: No Child Left Thinking: Democracy At Risk In American Schools by Joel Westheimer 2008 On Tuesday 21st August 2018, freelance Guardian journalist Louise Tickle, wrote an article with this heading: ‘Can A University Rescue a City When The Local Authority Fails?‘ Above: the local government changes from County Councils to Districts and Unitary Authorities […]Read More Universities Need To Challenge The Gang And Gig Labour Supply Chain And Be Changed By That Change….
Above Migrants at Calais being moved on October 2016. The businesses, restaurants and related activities migrants showed they could produce in Calais was razed to the ground and the land used in the second world war for bomb shelters was ‘reconquered’ for wildlife…. Where are they now? Our lack of empathy with refugees and […]Read More Education Through Activity and Action: New Ways To Solve Old Problems: Think About What People Can Do And Build Systems On A Human Scale
Above: 15th September every year is designated by the United Nations as National Democracy Day As Donald Trump’s playtime with power on twitter has shown, we need a space in society where the new can grow, the new of a better kind of world. Above: Friday 8th Feb’s Japan Times take on the things Trump’s […]Read More Sometimes Social Media Antics Make you Smile -But If I Could Do The Impossible, I’d Ask Everyone in Britain To Make Empathy Cool In The UK Parliament
Featured Image: Wonderful Floor Plan Of The Houses of Parliament 1843: Image Alamy G38E26 As well as rethinking where parliament could be relocated to, temporarily or permanently while the London buildings are repaired and refurbished, parliament needs to make space for change, debate and discussion about better representation because we need to solve social issues. […]Read More Under Privileged Eyes: The Future Of Parliament: MUCH, MUCH More Than UK Plc….
Featured Image: Marja Hämäläinen 2019 biologia_cotton Above: Textile Artist Marja Hämäläinen that I met at Minor Oak in November 2016 A few days ago, I was browsing Linkedin and Marja had posted about creativity, retaining your beginner’s mind, always looking at things with a fresh eye so you can use your creative experience and developing skill to always […]Read More “Designing isn’t only about making new designs. Experiments, adventures and dreams should be realized in all areas of life, woven together to create a rich and interesting journey. This is something I aspire to and I am looking for ways to encourage others with.” Textile Artist Marja Hämäläinen
Like you, like all of us now, I feel my eyes are under siege with media, media, social media. We’re required to up our heads NOW and look, look, look. Like dipping hens or nodding dogs or the humiliated going up and down on a ducking stool, there’s always another truth about social media and […]Read More Overcoming Hostility: Holocaust, Windrush, Work, Health, Education, Social Media…and Football…
Above: painter, sculptor, botanist Charles Alston’s image of African American research scientist, surgeon Charles Drew, founder of Blood Banking for Britain in 1940. Charlie Chaplin, as Kathleen Turner noted in the recent BBC programme Icons Of The 21st Century was actually talking about how he really felt and believed when, in the 1940 film, the Great […]Read More Think Big: Charlie Chaplin, Charles Drew -And Louchavan Lemard in Nottingham 2019