Social Change

The End of the World Is Not Enough: Why the Key to Understanding Change Is Understanding Ourselves

Martin Dorey | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Dorey

We don't like to be told what to do. We don't like to be told to compromise, when others don't. Each of us is as important as the other, so why shouldn't we have what they have?

Where Did Our Money Go? Let Twitter Find Out!

Loren Treisman | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

You may wonder how social media could possibly be used to improve access to critical services like healthcare in Africa, a continent where only 8.6% of the population are online. Activists in Nigeria are doing just that.

To Troll, or Not to Troll?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech
Olga Levancuka

Even if the trolls are posting in response to the strange and at times controversial views of Katie Hopkins and others alike, the time to challenge the trolls has come. Because the trolls who provoke and the trolls who respond are no better.

Collapse - The End of Facebook Is Nigh, And Why You Might Be Next

Neil Gibb | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Neil Gibb

I have a dramatic and perhaps outrageous prediction: the end of Facebook is looming. Perhaps not this month, or next, but it's coming. And when the fall does come it will be swift, and it will be brutal.

Personality vs Diploma : Six Things You Should Know

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Lamri

Only 17% of graduates feel prepared for their first job. Isn't school about preparing young people for real life? ... Let's promote an education system that encourages young people to grow and assume their personality... Personality versus diplomas: who wins ?

Social Innovation Through Hope Economies: From Addicts to Entrepreneurs

Loren Treisman | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Loren Treisman

Bridgetown on the Cape Flats in Cape Town isn't where you'd immediately head to seek out social innovation. High unemployment and poverty have left communities plagued by drug addiction and gang crime; the lack of opportunity leaving many feeling hopeless...

Nice Guys Are Back in Style

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Scarcello

The nice guys simply live each day doing what needs to be done, accepting what is before them to do. They are unaware that they are slowly, over time building something pretty amazing. Then one day they are old and they discover that they have nurtured a life resplendent with respect and love.

Will a Small Royal Reshuffle Kick Off Our Biggest Social Change?

Gregor Smith | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

2013 was the year Pope Benedict XVI took the unusual decision of resigning from his post, much to the surprise of those who had followed his works across the world. This year, our own defender of the faith is also resigning - to an extent...

New Year Conservation Resolutions

Frontier | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Frontier

Today is the day that we fight this curse or rather lack of motivation and make resolutions that matter, resolutions that are for change, resolutions that give back!

My Top Campaigns of 2013

Nadeem Javaid | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Nadeem Javaid

2013 has been a great year for activism. Throughout the world people power has been rising up and inspiring change; from mass protests in Brazil to challenge rising bus fares, to a little old mosque in York which challenged perceptions by serving tea and custard creams to members of the EDL...

Young People Are Unemployed and Unengaged - But We Have an Answer

Andrea Cooper | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andrea Cooper

There is no easy answer to youth unemployment. When young people took to the streets to riot two years ago, questions were asked. Why do young people not seem to care about the destruction of their communities? Why are so many unemployed? What can we do about it?

Time to Embrace The E-Cigarette

Harry Brown | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

The e-cigarette has been steadily growing in popularity. Just last year the number of students using the device doubled. E-cigarettes are fast becoming a fixture of modern society.

How To Transition Into Social Enterprise

Adele Barlow | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

On September 9th, we ran one of our Adam Street Club events with On Purpose, a London-based social enterprise leadership development program. Here are some nuggets of advice from the evening.

Social Investment Helps Improve GCSE Results - Let's Do More

Nick O'Donohoe | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nick O'Donohoe

The first social impact bond (SIB) was launched in the UK at the end of 2010. Its promoters argued that this revolutionary financial instrument offered the potential to fund social interventions that could address intractable social problems in new and innovative ways and also save taxpayers money. Finally this summer, we are beginning to see some results emerge give us hope that the SIB is delivering on its promise.

ICA Off-Site: Cinema on the Steps: Contemporary Middle Eastern Film

Steven Cairns | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Steven Cairns

Working closely with curators Abdellah Karroum, Director of Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah Al-Turki, key figures on the Middle Eastern art scene alongside artist Ahmed Mater, who contributes to our final evening, we are presenting an amazing selection of films, free to view in a unique outdoor cinema.

Rising to the Challenges of Philanthropy

John Low | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK
John Low

Perhaps the most difficult challenge for philanthropy is its uneasy relationship with inequality. It is an uncomfortable truth that inequality is pretty much a necessary precondition for philanthropy.

Philadelphia 76ers Go Beyond Sport

Nick Keller | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Sport
Nick Keller

Scott O'Neil, the CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, has seen sport change lives in more than one city. As president of Madison Square Garden Sports he led the transformation of that famous arena, but they pale in comparison to the transformation of so many New York lives by the city's sports teams.

New York Yankees Go Beyond Sport

Nick Keller | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Sport
Nick Keller

The unique position sports teams hold in a community is well established, but their role in that community has undergone something of a transformation in recent years.

Michael Johnson Goes Beyond Sport

Nick Keller | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Sport
Nick Keller

When we talk about Olympic legends, it is hard to look beyond Michael Johnson. Three Olympic Games and four Olympic gold medals - two in his home Games in Atlanta - are enough proof of that. Michael's achievements on track have meant that he has stayed at the heart of sport and the Olympic Movement for more than 20 years.

Want a Better World? Stop Giving Charity!

Marko Kasic | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK
Marko Kasic

Peter Amores is changing the world. Not your world, but the world of young people in Tondo, Manila, one of the Philippines most dilapidated slums and ...

The B-Team a Turning Point for Business? Not Without the 'Boom'!

Marko Kasic | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Marko Kasic

I sincerely hope the B-Team lets the Millennial Generation lead them and that it doesn't turn into procession of corporate compunction by born again incumbent leaders. The world doesn't need apologies; it needs a new perspective that defines success. It needs a 'Boom'.

Five Ways We Can All Limit Loneliness

Jilly Forster | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jilly Forster

Culturally, we've become so focused on our own lives that we don't give consideration to those who are lonely and would really like to hear from us. People who are lonely aren't necessarily the hardcore lonely. It can be anyone.

Are British Men Having a Crisis of Masculinity?

Planet Ivy | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

It would appear that men are feeling increasingly alienated in modern Britain, but could it really be true that we're sticking to the outdated 'stiff upper lip' adage, and refusing to talk about the problems we face as a result of losing our 'breadwinning' status?

Mod: the Elusive British Dream

Jason Holmes | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK
Jason Holmes

'No political or cultural figurehead has ever come up with the phrase "a British dream", so Mod appeals to me politically because it's the closest we've ever come to having an American Dream.' So says Richard Weight, author of Mod: A Very British Style.

Today's Apprenticeships Not Working For Disaffected Youth

Graham Duxbury | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Graham Duxbury

The tone of the week's announcements responded to the conclusions of a major review of the system undertaken over the last year. This concluded that apprenticeships need to be bigger and better, worn as a badge of honour and positioned as the preferred route to achieving aspirational career goals.