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Celebrating World Book Night

Caroline Dinenage MP

Caroline Dinenage MP, April 23, 2020 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

The 23rd of April is quite a big day for literary lovers across the world – it’s the UNESCO International Day of the Book, it’s (probably!) William Shakespeare’s birthday today, and it is also World Book Night – a brilliant initiative organised by the Reading Agency.Of course, this year’s World Book Night is probably more…

My journey from coder to venture capitalist

June Angelides

June Angelides, March 7, 2020 — Digital

Venture Capitalise and Diversity Advocate

One of the things I love the most about International Women’s Day is the stories that surface of everyday inspirational heroes. A lot of them have carved out a career for themselves and turned bumps along the way into trampolines into the next exciting adventure.My journey has been equally “squiggly” and I am grateful for…

Time to talk day 2020: Help me, I’m fine

Helen Cousin

Helen Cousin, February 6, 2020 — Civil Society

Founder of help me, im fine

Points of Light winner Helen Cousin shares her story about setting up a charity supporting children to talk about their feelings.Help me, I’m fine was created in June 2017 after our lives change forever when our beautiful 16-year-old daughter, Maisie, took her own life. We had no idea that our funny, bright, caring girl was…

London Tech Week 2019: Cybersecurity and successful start-ups at Queen’s University

Professor Máire O’Neill

Professor Máire O’Neill, June 10, 2019 — Digital

Principal Investigator of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies

 The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast has grown to be one of the largest centres internationally in cybersecurity and is recognised as a leader in cybersecurity research; the centre has produced almost 400 publications including journal articles and conference papers. It was established in 2009 as one of seven Engineering…

#LocalCharitiesDay: The Renewal Trust (Nottingham)

Cherry Underwood

, December 12, 2018 — Civil Society

CEO, The Renewal Trust

We’re celebrating our 21st birthday this year so we’ll be marking Local Charities Day 2018 by asking local people to help shape the next 21 years. We’ll be talking and listening to people in the communities we work with, and across Nottingham, to make sure our services and activities continue to provide exactly what local…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Kent Community Foundation

Hannah Lawrence

, December 6, 2018 — Civil Society

Communications Executive, Kent Community Foundation

Local Charities Day is a great initiative for putting the spotlight on local groups and charities doing amazing work beneath the radar, something that, as the Community Foundation for Kent and Medway, is extremely close to our hearts.We provide financial support to hundreds of charities and deserving causes throughout the county each year – particularly…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind

Thomas Fishenden

, November 26, 2018 — Civil Society

Marketing Apprentice, Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind

Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind (MMKM) is delighted to be connecting with local charities across the county and blogging about our work across this past year. Last year, we found Local Charities Day to be an incredibly beneficial experience, providing us with an opportunity to learn all about other local organisations and groups who were working within…

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,…

A Civil Society for us all

Dawn Austwick

, May 18, 2018 — Civil Society

Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund

Civil society is a golden thread that runs through our individual and collective lives. It binds us together, cares for those in need, enables passions and hobbies to be pursued, dreams to be fulfilled, and provides a platform for human contact. It is the allotment society, the village hall, the community centre, the food bank…