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Researching Passchendaele 100

Sikander Khan

, July 28, 2017 — First World War

I had no clue what was meant by the term ‘Passchendaele’ before I volunteered to support the commemorations in Belgium with National Citizen Service. All I knew was that it was linked to The First Wold War and had something to do with Belgium. I had been to Ypres before, and visited many of the…

Take Pride

Sue Owen

, July 8, 2017 — Uncategorized

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

You may have noticed the rainbow flags flying high above 100 Parliament Street, one on each side of the building. I hope so. There have been too many tragic reasons for our flags to fly at half-mast in recent months. We should welcome any chance to celebrate. There are two occasions when we fly the…

#CultureisDigital – have your say

DCMS

, July 5, 2017 — Culture

Join the conversation on how culture and digital technology can work better together. #CultureisDigital is a conversation between Government, the cultural sector and tech companies, led by DCMS. It stems from our commitment in the Culture White Paper to review the digitisation of our public collections and enhance online cultural experiences.The project looks at how culture and digital technology…

Culture of Innovation

Hasan Bakhshi

, April 19, 2017 — Culture

Executive Director, Creative Economy and Data Analytics, Nesta

As a foundation with a mission to seek out, spark and shape powerful new ideas, we spend a lot of time at Nesta thinking about how innovation happens. A recurrent theme is “recombinant innovation” – the idea that information pooled from disparate practices, not eureka moments in the minds of lone geniuses, lie behind most…