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This is what my local library means to me | #LibrariesWeek

October 5, 2021 — Libraries

My local library My library is not just my job, I’m passionate about it and what we offer the local community. Gainsborough Community Library is a real community hub. The building stands out in the area and is accessible and welcoming. The community feels the library belongs to them and appreciate everything we offer. Everyone…

A Summer of fun and learning

Now is the perfect time to get back out and reconnect with friends, family and community, looking ahead to the future and more times we can all enjoy together. After a period of time like no other that has forced us all to spend time alone and away from the people we love, this summer…

From Aylesbury to Tokyo: How a WWII Refugee Pioneered the Paralympic Games

September 1, 2021 — Paralympics

This blog was written by: Jenni Orme, Head of Collections, Engagement and Expertise at The National Archives and Katherine Gwyn, Community Outreach and Projects Archivist, Buckinghamshire Archives The Paralympics are here! Once again we’ve been watching extraordinary feats on the field and triumphs on the track (and that’s not even mentioning the pool, velodrome or…

The National Data Strategy – the conversation continues

May 24, 2021 — Uncategorized

Head of National Data Strategy Implementation, Bethan Charnley discusses the launch of the government response to the National Data Strategy consultation and plans for the NDS Forum.What a week! Last Tuesday I had the pleasure and privilege of overseeing the launch of the government’s response to consultation on the National Data Strategy Framework. Our response to…

Technology as a Trojan Horse

May 20, 2021 — #HereForCulture

Over the last three years I have been the director of Audience Labs, an artist-led innovation programme at The Royal Opera House, which has afforded me the extraordinary opportunity to work with different technologies, partners, and a sweep of great artists. We have been exploring the true meaning of innovation, finding pioneering artists and next…

Coming Together as a Community

May 19, 2021 — #HereForCulture

Helping everyone in the community is at the heart of what Sahyadri Friends Group do on a daily basis. Their celebration and acceptance of cultural and religious diversity encapsulates why Coventry is the UK’s City of Culture for 2021. Who we areFounded in 2016, Sahyadri Friends Group is a diverse mix of 250 families who…

Supporting female leadership in the UK tech sector

March 12, 2021 — Digital

If there was ever a period in our history to drive home the incredible capabilities of technology, it has been the last year.Cloud computing has enabled governments, schools, universities and businesses to remain operational in the most disruptive of circumstances. Meanwhile, data analytics are helping medical researchers to find new treatments and vaccines faster, to bring…