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Getting beyond the jargon 

Blog 25 January 2023

The Levelling Up White Paper brought the term ‘social infrastructure’ out of the shadows. But what does it mean, and why is it important? Richard Harries shares his thoughts. 

Building resilient communities and tackling geographic inequalities

News 25 January 2023

Our collaborative research – delivered with the British Academy, Power to Change, and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy – explores the role and importance of ‘social infrastructure’.

Hive Minds: Funding a more participatory future for citizen science

Blog 13 January 2023

This panel discussion reflects on the findings of a review of UKRI’s Citizen Science Exploration Grant-funded projects, and explores ways to support participatory research approaches. 

https://youtu.be/mUokLXmL5Wk

Transforming tomorrow

Blog 13 January 2023

Dr Steve Scott describes UKRI’s journey in supporting citizen science, working to enable diverse groups to participate with, and collaborate in, the research and innovation process.

https://youtu.be/31TdbFg2Qio

Taking action together

Blog 13 January 2023

Helen Goulden OBE, CEO of The Young Foundation, reflects on future of participatory research in policymaking. 

https://youtu.be/pnR5iJnRiWA

From tomato seeds in space to particles from comets

Blog 13 January 2023

Dr. Marc Kuchner, Chief Science Officer at NASA, reflects on his organisation’s extensive work using citizen science approaches.

https://youtu.be/GMUmND4wTa0

Perspectives from the field of citizen science

Blog 13 January 2023

How is citizen science being used, what’s the view on the ground, and what does it take to share good practice and scale up?

https://youtu.be/G0RT4bFLeGQ

Citizen science, health research, and the fight against Covid-19

Blog 13 January 2023

Professor Tim Spector shares insights from the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the ZOE Health Study – which provided data in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://youtu.be/vYtF-oFmeqY

‘Speaking truth to power’

Blog 3 January 2023

Hearing from young people around the UK, this short film reflects on their civic journeys to becoming active citizens – and explores the change that’s needed to increase engagement. 

https://youtu.be/N6l0C21cuPM

The Civic Journey: Summary of emerging findings

Publication 19 December 2022

Emerging findings from our youth-led programme, inspiring engagement in social action, community activism and democratic participation across the UK.

‘Let’s seize the optimism of this moment’

Blog 5 December 2022

Advisory Board member Page Nyame-Satterthwaite reflects on her recent visit to Parliament to discuss the youth-led Civic Journey programme.

Webinar: Looking back, moving forward: how to fund and support community businesses

Blog 29 November 2022

What have we learned about supporting community businesses? How can we support them better in the future? Watch this recording of a panel event which reflects on learnings about how to support community businesses in order to better support them in the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VlFqL58A5I
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