Welcome to the Museum of 2020

28 January 2021

In December last year, we asked you: What object sums up your experiences of 2020? What object will most remind you of 2020 in years to come? What ‘thing’ couldn’t you have coped without? Or has kept your spirits up?

A quick note on incentivising collaboration for social change

3 December 2020 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

In the last few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about how and when great collaboration happens, and the rising desire for more systemic forms of change.

Be more Michael

25 November 2020 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

Helen Goulden pays homage to The Young Foundation’s founder, and calls for a modern-day reflection of his work, finding solutions government can get behind.

The shoebox and the season ticket

28 September 2020

Over the last three to four years we have collectively been increasingly focused on place; both as a way of framing the inherent complexity and interconnectedness of today’s social challenges but also because of the huge inequalities which exist across and within different regions across the UK.

Leaders are waking up to value of listening and humbleness

25 September 2020 | Authors: Lydia Ragoonanan,

At the third and final Inclusive Economy Partnership BOOST engagement event last week we heard something quite magical from the range of leaders who spoke.

The art of being patient

27 August 2020 | Authors: Sarah Faber,

In 2019 the Education Policy Institute shared its fears that the reduction in the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers was close to flattening out and that the gap might start to increase again.

Safety in Numbers?

30 June 2020 | Authors: Emily Morrison,

Safety in numbers? sets out the questions that matter to communities, as told to us and prioritised by over three thousand people across the UK. This agenda is the result of a nationally representative process of research and co-creation, which listened

Standing in solidarity

3 June 2020 | Authors: Eve Avdoulos,

As an organisation working to strengthen communities across the UK, what we are seeing taking place in the United States is deeply upsetting and unsettling.

Arts, culture and social impact: lessons on how to grow good ideas

22 May 2020 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

In partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and with generous support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, we’re pleased to be launching the Co-Creating Change Accelerator.

‘Covid & Me’ diaries: exit strategies

7 May 2020 | Authors: Franca Roeschert, Jana Tauschinski,

With the lockdown exit strategy due to be announced by the Government on Sunday, we were curious to find out what UK residents think is the best way to lift lockdown

‘Covid & Me’ diaries: community voices

3 May 2020 | Authors: Franca Roeschert,

The speed of Covid-19 spreading across the country and impact on UK society has turned our lives upside down.

Emerging from Lockdown (Part One)

29 April 2020 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

There is an increasingly vocal common hope that in amongst the pain for those who experience illness and loss through Covid-19 and all the associated long-term social, health and economic impacts of lockdown, we will come out of this with a renewed sense of community.

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