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Civil Society Strategy: a bright future for social value

Claire Dove

, August 31, 2018 — Civil Society

VCSE Crown Representative

Claire Dove OBE reflects on her first six months as VCSE Crown Representative and what the Civil Society Strategy means for the future of social value and commissioning.Reflections on the past six months As VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) Crown Representative, I want to support public service commissioners and civil society organisations working hand-in-hand…

Amiens 100: the Australians and the Tank Corps at Amiens

Dr George Hay

, August 15, 2018 — First World War

Principal Records Specialist, The National Archives

Dr George Hay, from the National Archives, outlines his research into the Battle of Amiens The 4th and 11th Australian Infantry Brigade belonged to the 3rd Australian Division. They were to be supported in the opening stages of the battle by 5th Tank Brigade on the extreme left of the main Australian-Canadian spearhead, butting up against…

Amiens100: Leonard John Hall

Shaun Hall

, August 13, 2018 — First World War

Great nephew of Leonard John Hall

First World War descendant Shaun Hall pays tribute to his Great Uncle Leonard, who died on the first day of the Battle of Amiens.My connection to Leonard John Hall is through my father, also Leonard – named after his Uncle by my Grandad Victor. I recall as a boy my dad and nana telling stories about…

Amiens Remembered

Simon Bendry

, August 6, 2018 — Culture

Programme Director for the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, UCL Institute of Education, London.

In August 2018, students from many of the nations which fought at the Battle of Amiens in 1918 – Australia, Canada, France, UK and USA – are coming together to commemorate the battle and as a symbol of international reconciliation.The programme, developed by UCL Institute of Education in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture,…

My Cyber Discovery Journey

Jude Kelzi, a 15-year-old student, was one of the 170 individuals that made it through to the final stage of the Cyber Discovery programme CyberStart Elite. Read about Jude’s journey through the programme and her experience at the Elite camp in Manchester. What is Cyber Discovery?Cyber Discovery is a four-year learning programme for young people in…

National Parks Week 2018: Discover life as Park Ranger

Mark Holroyd

, July 26, 2018 — Tourism

Head of Discover England’s National Parks Programme

As part of National Parks Week, we celebrate the roles of some of the people involved in caring for our special landscapes, and learn how Government funding is supporting them to develop new experiences which attract new global audiences. Heroes of our countrysideIn the UK National Parks, National Park rangers – or wardens as they’re…

Childnet film competition 2018

Will Gardner

, July 6, 2018 — Media, broadband and creative industries

CEO of Childnet International and a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre

Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet International and a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, discusses highlights from Childnet’s Film Competition following the Finalists event on Tuesday 3 July.This week saw the celebration of the Childnet Film Competition 2018! The Finalists’ Event, hosted at the British Film Institute, brought together young people from across the country…

NHS 70: House of Memories app

Sam Vaux

, July 5, 2018 — Culture

House of Memories Marketing Officer, National Museums Liverpool

The My House of Memories app is one example of digital health innovation in the NHS – helping people living with dementia, their carers, and family to share memories together.The National Health Service turns 70 today, 5 July 2018 – a perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions. House of…

Raising a glass to food and drink tourism in English Wine Week

Sandra Matthews-Marsh MBE

, May 31, 2018 — Tourism

CEO Visit Kent and Go To Places

Strolling through acres of lush, sun-kissed grape vines isn’t a typical day in the office. Or at least, it wouldn’t be anywhere other than in Kent – the Garden of England…It’s English Wine Week and we should all raise a collective glass to England’s prowess as a world-class wine producer, because this ever-growing enthusiasm for…