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The Social Enterprise Fulfilling Alan Turing's Legacy

James Turing | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Turing

We still have work to do. Alan left enormous shoes to fill. But we're heading some way to living up to his legacy. Bringing the benefits of the digital age to those who need it most, by creating training and volunteering opportunities in the UK and promoting the transition towards a circular economy in Scotland whilst improving access to education in rural African communities.

Caution: Dangerous World Ahead

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

There is no point trying to deny it any longer: the election of Donald Trump has made the world a much more dangerous place. Suppose you are a national leader with ambitions that run counter to the interests of the US or of the Western powers more generally. With the EU in disarray, and a buffoon in the White House, what better opportunity will you have to put your plans into action?

2016 Just Became The Deadliest On Record For Migrants Crossing The Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

As the world came to terms with the stunning victory of Donald Trump in the US election last week, a sobering milestone quietly came to pass in southe...

Michael Schumacher's Friends Share Hope Over His Recovery

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

Michael Schumacher’s close friends and family are hopeful the Formula One legend will be seen ‘as we knew him’. The driver’s former coach Ross...

The KKK And Nazis Are Queuing Up To Praise Nigel Farage’s ‘Best Mate’ Steve Bannon

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK

White supremacists including the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party have praised Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Ba...

It's Time - It's Time To Stand Up For Human Rights In A President Trump World

Kate Allen | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Kate Allen

For all of the thousands of news stories on Donald Trump's presidential win, it's fair to say there's very little clarity on what his presidency is likely to mean for human rights. Either within the USA, or around the world. We're all working with scant evidence and a lot of speculation... Essentially, though, the problem is two-fold. First, the USA's human rights record is already poor in manifold ways and urgently needs improvement. And second, Trump's turbo-charged rhetoric suggests an impatience with the rule of law and international standards.

9 Political Shocks For 2017 That No Longer Appear Impossible

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK

Across the world 2016 has been a year of unprecedented political turmoil. Donald Trump’s surprise victory last week represented the latest sign that...

Trump's Election Creates A Gaping Uncertainty Over How We Now Take On Climate Change

Jonathan Bartley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Bartley

The facts are irrefutable: a dangerous racist who is openly misogynistic is now president of the most powerful country in the world. What is more, Trump has repeatedly denied climate change and his election creates a gaping uncertainty over how we now take on the greatest single threat we all face. But instead of giving way to fear, now is the time to organise.

'Mum, Where Were You The Day Trump Was Elected?'

Nick Compton | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Compton

Would you do something for me? It will only take a moment of your time if you have a second to spare. Please. Turn to the person next to you and ask them if they're okay. Ask them if they need advice or a friend. Ask them if they need a shoulder to cry on.

One Month On From Hurricane Matthew, Women Are Leading The Recovery In Haiti

Yolette Etienne | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Yolette Etienne

When the hurricane struck, communities banded together to ensure the most vulnerable - children and the elderly - were carried to safety. Once in temporary shelters it was women who mobilised to pool resources and ensure everyone was fed. They also made sure that teenage girls and single women slept away from the men, to ensure their safety.

There's Some 'Encouraging' News About Michael Schumacher's Condition

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK

Michael Schumacher’s former coach has said there are “encouraging signs” following the German racer’s horrific head injury three years ago. Ro...

Why Should We Give Strangers Our Money?

Georga Cottle | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Georga Cottle

So in the words of Ronald Reagan 'We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone'. This is quite possibly the most exciting adventure yet for Molly and I, and I can't wait to see it develop.

Wikileaks Is Embroiled In Yet Another Anti-Semitism Storm

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

Wikileaks has been embroiled in a further anti-Semitism storm by suggesting a Jewish minority owner of The Economist “controls” the magazine’s c...

Holiday Resort In Turkey Rocked By Explosion

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

The Turkish holiday resort of Antalya has been rocked by an explosion leaving several people injured. “It could be an explosion caused by an acciden...

Why Do Many Calais Migrants Want To Come To Britain?

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

As the demolition of ‘The Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais began on Monday, the plight of the some 6,500 refugees living there was brought into fres...

British 'Anarchists' Accused Of Stoking Unrest During Calais 'Jungle's' Destruction

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

French officials dismantling ‘The Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais have said British anarchists threatened their efforts more than the migrants bein...

Plane Carrying French Officials Crashes In Malta, Killing At Least Five

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

Five French nationals died on Monday when their plane plummeted to the ground at Malta International Airport. Sky News reported those involved were EU...

The Other Side Of The Mosul Operation: How Do You Help One Million People Who Need Food, Water And Shelter?

Mike Adamson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

Over recent weeks and months we've seen attacks on civilian targets such as hospitals and aid convoys in Syria and Yemen. We appeal to all parties to respect the basic principles of international humanitarian law - precaution, protection and distinction of civilians. Everything must be done to allow the safe and unimpeded access to any humanitarian organisation working to protect and assist the people fleeing Mosul.

Britain Is The Fourth Best Place In The World To Be a Young Person

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Britain is the fourth best country in the world to be a young person, a new study reveals. A global youth development index compiled by the Commonwe...

How Do We Spread The Environmental Message Across Higher Education Institutions?

Louis Sherman | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Louis Sherman

More and more students appear to be wanting to get in on the environmental movement, something I have seen first-hand while at university in Bournemou...

Boris Johnson Needs To Stop Grandstanding And Help Get My Constituent Out Of An Iranian Jail

Tulip Siddiq | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Tulip Siddiq

In his speech at the Conservative Party conference, Boris Johnson talked at length about the influence of "Global Britain". But where is this influence when it comes to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe? For once the foreign secretary should stop grandstanding and knuckle down to the real work of securing my constituent's freedom from an Iranian prison cell. Getting one young Hampstead mother out of jail might not be the kind of glorious, earth-shattering diplomatic triumph that Mr Johnson dreams of. But it would mean a huge amount to the people caught up in this nightmare.

Defiance Through Laughter And (Gentle) Clowns

Samantha Holdsworth | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Samantha Holdsworth

What a crazy week to be a clown, as the Director of Clowns Without Borders and a performer myself, I can say that with some authority. The spate of "evil clown" sightings has lead many people to ask me if it'll affect our work; not at all. We're clowns! We're resilient, if we get knocked down, we simply dust ourselves off and get back up. It's why after centuries we're still here making people laugh.

The New UN Secretary General Must Not Allow Religion To Override Human Rights

Keith Porteous Wood | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK
Keith Porteous Wood

When acting as Secretary General I would urge Guterres to embrace rather than obstruct the expansion and strengthening of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gay Rights. The world will be watching and hoping fervently that he will not be unduly influenced by regressive religious forces.

What's Next For The Children Of Calais?

Lily Caprani | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

This week Home Secretary Amber Rudd told MPs that in the coming days and weeks hundreds of unaccompanied refugee children in Calais, many of whom have the right to be with family in the UK, will finally be brought to the UK ahead of the imminent demolition of the camp. After many months of campaigning on this issue at Unicef UK, we are thrilled about the announcement. Children have been languishing in the camp in Calais for far too long, with every day being another day they are alone and in danger. Another day that they could fall prey to traffickers.

Britain Must Not Delay In Halting Arms Sales Fuelling Bloodshed In Yemen

Mark Goldring | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Mark Goldring

It is not too late to help bring this conflict to an end, and to send the strongest possible message that killing civilians will not be tolerated. To do that, Britain should not delay another day in halting the arms sales that are fuelling this bloodshed and put all its diplomatic effort behind finding a political solution.