Category Archives: Social Networks

From the Archives: The (Mind) Games: are you training your brain enough?

A post I found whilst cleaning up this blog, all the way from the heady Olympic summer of 2012. This is what Thought Menu became, after all that. It’s not just your legs that benefit from a good work-out: they

From the Archives: The (Mind) Games: are you training your brain enough?

A post I found whilst cleaning up this blog, all the way from the heady Olympic summer of 2012. This is what Thought Menu became, after all that. It’s not just your legs that benefit from a good work-out: they

5-4-3-2-1: a community round-up

This is a slightly edited version of five posts I wrote whilst at the RSA, to put down in words everything I knew about community, which I used as a basis for a CharityWorks talk in January 2016. It is

5-4-3-2-1: a community round-up

This is a slightly edited version of five posts I wrote whilst at the RSA, to put down in words everything I knew about community, which I used as a basis for a CharityWorks talk in January 2016. It is

Are you well-connected?

A toolkit-in-progress: five ways to thinking about being well-connected.  It is an exciting time in the RSA’s Connected Communities team. Alongside our academic partners UCLAN and LSE, we are approaching an interesting milestone in our seven-site, five year Connected Communities programme that seeks to understand how community and social connections affect

Are you well-connected?

A toolkit-in-progress: five ways to thinking about being well-connected.  It is an exciting time in the RSA’s Connected Communities team. Alongside our academic partners UCLAN and LSE, we are approaching an interesting milestone in our seven-site, five year Connected Communities programme that seeks to understand how community and social connections affect

Stars and Thunderstorms: community weaving in Merseyside

Some of the best things about this job are the wonderful people I work with, and the inspiring projects that they are involved with. This week I went up to Merseyside to playback some of our research findings,and find out

Stars and Thunderstorms: community weaving in Merseyside

Some of the best things about this job are the wonderful people I work with, and the inspiring projects that they are involved with. This week I went up to Merseyside to playback some of our research findings,and find out

Wellbeing 2: which way to happy?

:: Re-blogged from Left Foot Forward ::   The first annual results of the ‘Measuring National Wellbeing Programme’ showed that happiness and subjective wellbeing vary between groups and locations. Whilst figures like ‘Average Happiness is 7.4’ pervade the media, not

Wellbeing 2: which way to happy?

:: Re-blogged from Left Foot Forward ::   The first annual results of the ‘Measuring National Wellbeing Programme’ showed that happiness and subjective wellbeing vary between groups and locations. Whilst figures like ‘Average Happiness is 7.4’ pervade the media, not

Wellbeing 1: It’s complicated!

:: Re-blogged from Left Foot Forward ::   In the Summer of 2012, the Office of National Statistics released the first annual results of its ‘Measuring National Wellbeing Programme’. They found that people’s perceived quality of lifevaries according to who they are,

Wellbeing 1: It’s complicated!

:: Re-blogged from Left Foot Forward ::   In the Summer of 2012, the Office of National Statistics released the first annual results of its ‘Measuring National Wellbeing Programme’. They found that people’s perceived quality of lifevaries according to who they are,