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The benefits of family reading in and out of lockdown

Dr Carina Spaulding

Dr Carina Spaulding, July 16, 2020 — Culture

Research & Evaluation Manager, The Reading Agency

As a charity dedicated to working towards a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life, we at The Reading Agency have been keenly interested in the ways lockdown has affected our relationship with books and reading. We partnered with Beano Brain Omnibus to survey over 10,000 7-11-year-olds across the UK to…

Wallace Collection: Bringing life back into the galleries

Sarah Harmer

Sarah Harmer, July 14, 2020 — Culture

Director of Development, The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection reopens this week after almost exactly 17 weeks of closure. Except for the two World Wars, this period has been the first time the Collection has closed to the public since we opened in 1900. We are incredibly excited to be welcoming back staff and visitors to the Collection – bringing life back…

The new normal for Cotswolds tourism

Susie Hunt

Susie Hunt, July 12, 2020 — Tourism

Partnership Manager, Cotswold Tourism

This weekend saw the start of our new ‘post-Covid normal’ as hotels, pubs, restaurants and more retailers were finally able to open their doors again to the public following the March lockdown.I don’t know about you but I quite liked the old ‘normal’, when a night away in a hotel meant time with a loved…

Youth Concern – Thank you for helping us open virtually #CommunitiesCan

Hannah Asquith

Hannah Asquith, July 10, 2020 — Civil Society

Chief Executive of Youth Concern

COVID-19 and lockdown has affected all of us.Outings we had previously taken for granted became fraught with difficulty; a trip to the supermarket could at once be the highlight (being out!) and the lowlight (no toilet roll!) of a week. Visits we’d have made without thinking to friends and family were now impossible. And juggling…

Interdependence, co-creation, and hope

Jacqui O’Hanlon

Jacqui O’Hanlon, July 3, 2020 — Culture

RSC Director of Education and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance, an independent body that champions the rights of all children to arts and culture Cultural Learning Alliance

RSC Director of Education and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance, an independent body that champions the rights of all children to arts and culture Cultural Learning AllianceRSC Director of Education and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance, an independent body that champions the rights of all children to arts and culture Cultural Learning Alliance.

 I am Director of Education at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance. Both roles are fundamentally about the same things: championing the right of all children and young people to high quality arts and cultural learning. Both are driven by a mission to democratise who makes, creates, and shapes arts…

Meet the bright UK-South Africa Tech Hub alumni who have taken the first steps to expanding into the UK market

UK South Africa Tech Hub – January 2020 programmeAt the UK-South Africa Tech Hub, we look to equip entrepreneurs with the right skills, mentoring and introductions to scale locally and globally – while sharing UK expertise and best practices to stimulate local digital economies​. We build high-end digital skills, and forge innovation partnerships between local tech sectors…

How snorkels have been converted into life-saving devices for COVID-19 patients…

, June 26, 2020 — Uncategorized

Director of STEM at the Challenge Academy Trust

I’m Chris Hillidge, the Director of STEM at the Challenge Academy Trust in Warrington and teacher at Beamont Collegiate Academy. We used our school’s 3D equipment to convert snorkels into life-saving devices for COVID-19 patients – and as a result – have been nominated in a national campaign by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.The BCS,…

Go Global Webinar Series 2020

The UK government’s International Tech Hub Network is in search of early stage digital ‘tech for good’ start-ups impacted by COVID-19 to get involved in a virtual Go Global programme.In this unprecedented time of COVID-19 there has never been a more critical moment for the international community to work together and learn from one another…