Beyond the ‘blah, blah, blah’: we need a new kind of climate activism

4 November 2021 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

Helen Goulden reflects on people power and partnership as tools for change – and says the cacophony around COP26 speaks volumes.

For ‘levelling up’ to have lasting impact, we must start by ‘levelling in’

5 October 2021 | Authors: Lydia Ragoonanan,

The government has pledged greater support for downtrodden regions of the UK – but change must be informed by people it most affects, says Lydia Ragoonanan

Job interviews disadvantage those on the autism spectrum. Here’s how.

24 August 2021

Interviews are a standard process in recruitment – but are they a fair way of assessing potential candidates?

The shift to remote working opened the door to my career in research

1 July 2021 | Authors: Amelia Clayton,

Studying Sociology at university opened my eyes to the world of social research and gave me a glimpse into how we can ethically use research to make a positive change. All of a sudden, I saw a career in the distance that I hadn’t even known existed.

Turning a critical gaze on the research profession

1 July 2021 | Authors: Victoria Boelman,

Today, in partnership with the Social Research Association (SRA), we are publishing the largest scale study to date of equality and diversity in the social research profession.

The UpSwing: The Young Foundation in conversation with Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett

12 March 2021

You can now watch The Young Foundation and The Institute for Community Studies’s event with the ‘poet laureate of civil society’ Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett.

Doc Brown’s dream and the launch of ARIA

19 February 2021 | Authors: Helen Goulden,

Today we saw the announcement of the long-awaited Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA), the new blue skies research agency to develop high-risk, high-reward technologies in the UK. As explained in the .gov website, ARIA will be “led by scientists who will

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.

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