Category Archives: Civic Society

Local Volunteers Needed

On the off chance that I still have any local readers (or indeed any readers at all).  I had the following by email the other day: SEEKING LOCAL VOLUNTEERS FOR A 3-4 MONTH STUDY. We are a design team from … Continue reading

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Indicators for Health Inequality

You might have woken up like me to hear that: Nearly half of all children in England are not reaching what teachers say is a good level of development by the age of five. Which comes from data produced today … Continue reading

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Persistent Poverty in Britain

Via email: I manage the non-profit public discussion series, 21st Century Challenges, at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London. We aim to inform and inspire public audiences, helping them to engage with important issues that face society in … Continue reading

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Would you believe?

I’m not sure that I’d have believed you if you’d told me that a former editor of a national paper, and current Chairman of an influential think tank was going to say: The fact is that a significant number of good teachers … Continue reading

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Behavioural Economics

This talk by Prof. David Laibson about behavioural economics is definitely worth the 30 minutes he takes to explain the theory that is apparently driving a fair amount of public policy under the new government. If you can’t spare that long then perhaps … Continue reading

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Twitter Ye Not

Given the way the law views these things here are a few songs you won’t be twittering the lyrics of any time soon.

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The Armchair Auditor

Eric Pickles has set out his direction of travel in a speech about what he clearly sees as the extravagent waste that is rife in local government. But the rights or wrongs of that aren’t what’s got me thinking.  Rather … Continue reading

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