‘Our transition to net zero must be government-led and people-powered’ 

10 March 2023 | Authors: Emily Morrison,

To achieve the UK’s net zero goals, we need a united department at the heart of Westminster, says Emily Morrison 

‘A human-centred approach in an uncertain world’

21 February 2023 | Authors: Professor Matthew Flinders,

Young people need ‘pragmatic and solution-orientated design-thinking’ as they develop skills, knowledge and behaviour on their Civic Journeys, says Professor Matt Flinders 

‘Young people need “social scaffolding” to reach their full potential’ 

17 February 2023 | Authors: Professor Matthew Flinders,

When thinking about support for the challenges young people face, Professor Matt Flinders says it’s right to use the language of access and growth. 

Taking a leap together

3 February 2023

Innovating around established norms and processes can be tough, frustrating, exciting, and joyful all at the same time. The heritage sector is ready for the adventure. 

Getting beyond the jargon 

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. 

Hive Minds: Funding a more participatory future for citizen science

13 January 2023 | Authors: Siân Whyte,

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. 

Transforming tomorrow

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.

From tomato seeds in space to particles from comets

13 January 2023 | Authors: Siân Whyte,

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

Perspectives from the field of citizen science

13 January 2023 | Authors: Siân Whyte,

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?

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

13 January 2023 | Authors: Siân Whyte,

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.

‘Speaking truth to power’

3 January 2023 | Authors: Jessica Redmond, Emily Morrison,

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. 

‘Let’s seize the optimism of this moment’

5 December 2022

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

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