"You're the No. 1 Worldwide Trend on Twitter Right Now"

Tami Mir | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Tami Mir

We go to the Social media for information. Who do you think provides that information? People like you and me. Our opinions are a collection of not only our own experiences, but the shared experiences of others as well.

You Can't Disappear Those You Disagree With

Brian John Spencer | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

It's simple: "The only way of living in a free society is to feel that you have the right to say and do stuff." Said Salman Rushdie. Go figure. Let truth and falsehood grapple. How do we know what is right if we don't know wrong and the case that is made for wrong. Ideas may be distasteful and deeply disagreeable, but we cannot airbrush and disappear that and those people that we disagree with.

This Really Is New Africa (T.R.I.N.A)

Inez Sarkodee-Adoo | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Inez Sarkodee-Adoo

Africa does not need 'saving' as is conventionally assumed, however I envisage a truly collaborative effort from passionate, enlightened and courageous visionaries of all backgrounds as necessary to counter centuries of institutional marginalisation.

Regional Rants: The Answer to Creative Thinking

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Whether coming up with an essay structure, life plan or menu for tea, every student needs new ideas, so you might as well have a party while you ponder. It sounds ridiculous, seems crazy and could be entirely flawed as a concept, but thinking aloud in an accent deserves some listening to.

Show Us The Goods: Ideas for an Interview

Nicholas Smith | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Smith

For the last two months I have been interviewing consistently. I appreciate for many that that in itself is a success to celebrate, especially in my chosen field, until you see the dedicated folder I have for rejections and the excel sheet I keep of ongoing applications. However, a worrying trend is emerging.

Are We Blogging Original?

Rick Holland | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Tech
Rick Holland

The close down of Posterous was a sad moment for me. In as much as it seemed to officially mark the end of what had felt like a brave new approach - I'm not sure to what but certainly new - in an instant world of publishing to large audiences that seemed to hold powerful potential in the right hands.

Ideas for Christmas

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jeffrey Gedmin

Mulling my breakfast with Peter Ackerman, and with New Year's resolutions just around the corner, here are three tips for anyone thinking about plotting a future in the ideas business.

Ideas Matter

Dr Tyrone Pitsis | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tyrone Pitsis

Social science research is about knowledge, or what I prefer to call the materialisation and seeding of ideas. Lots of ideas flourish, both good ideas and bad ideas, and in social science we have plenty of good and bad ideas which are sustained.

Let the Cultural Evolution Begin

Marianne Abib-Pech | Posted 18.12.2012 | Home
Marianne Abib-Pech

Culture and technology feed from each other


Caragh Little | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK
Caragh Little

Recently, I was listening to the story of Felix Baumgartner as I was getting ready to go to work. Baumgartner is an Austrian extreme athlete who was aiming to break the sound barrier in a supersonic skydive over New Mexico. He was planning to jump from a capsule floated 23 miles into the stratosphere by a huge helium balloon, and Chris Evans was getting very excited about it all.

The Stress Generation

Katharine Tengtio | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Katharine Tengtio

Stress is arguably one of the most powerful human emotions. Triggered by work, home, friends, family, events that have happened, events that are happening, events that may happen, stress is present in all facets of our lives. The manifestations of stress cause our brains to shut down and our bodies to react in extreme ways.

Want to Start a Philosophy Group? Here's How

Jules Evans | Posted 12.09.2012 | Home
Jules Evans

I'm one of the organisers of the London Philosophy Club. We're one of hundreds of self-organised ideas and discussion groups that have mushroomed all over the world in the last 10 years.

Occupy London, Where's the Big Idea? Neither Politicians nor Protesters Have a Manifesto we Can Believe in

Sam Judah | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Politics
Sam Judah

It could be argued that the Occupy movement has chosen to defy easy categorisation, and simply represents a collection of concerned citizens, eager to show contempt for the system as it stands. I got the impression, though, that the disparate responses weren't so much a positive choice as a reluctant admission that nothing really powerful or compelling has yet taken shape.

Teaching Children Charitable Acts

Naomi Richards | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK
Naomi Richards

My 7 year old once came home from school with sheets of paper with gems on them. Not real ones but large drawing of gems that you could cut out and co...