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by Gabriella Warren-Smith  |  29th June 2020

Gabriella Warren-Smith, Founding Director of Cognitive Sensations, an online platform that publishes writing and art exploring the impact of technology on human behaviour and everyday life, discusses whether COVID-19 will change our relationship with digital technology and reflects on the impact of the digital divide in these strange times.…Read more

by Anwesa Chatterjee, Sarah Cant and Jennie Bristow  |  18th May 2020

Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant and Anwesa Chatterjee, authors of 'Generational Encounters with Higher Education', discuss whether our current virtual university experience is the way forward for Higher Education.…Read more

by Ligia Teixeira  |  8th May 2020

Ligia Teixeira, co-editor of 'Using Evidence to End Homelessness', explains how evidence-based policies can help bring about a transformation of the homelessness sector.…Read more

by Clive Diaz  |  10th April 2020

With demand for child protection services increasing as people are asked to stay inside together, Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', explores how we can keep children, young people, parents and social workers safe.…Read more

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by Geoff Mulgan  |  7th February 2020

Based on Social Innovation by Geoff Mulgan, this briefing summarises some of the key policy tools which national governments have used or considered, and which together provide a menu of options for any future national governments that want to develop a more comprehensive strategy for social innovation.…Read more

by Geoff Mulgan  |  24th January 2020

This short video, adapted from Social Innovation by Geoff Mulgan, explains the concept of social innovation.…Read more

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by Geoff Mulgan  |  23rd December 2019

Geoff Mulgan, a pioneer in the field of social innovation, shows how we only see a fraction of the potential social imagination around us.…Read more

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by Martha Gleeson  |  6th December 2019

With this year's Project for Awesome starting today, Martha Gleeson, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bristol University Press, explores the impact the project has had and the often hidden power of engaged, online communities.…Read more

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by Geoff Mulgan  |  26th November 2019

In his new book, Social Innovation: How Societies Find the Power to Change – out today – Geoff Mulgan shows how social innovation offers a comprehensive view of what can be done to solve the global social challenges we face. This extract highlights the importance of public perceptions of government and how they should be working Read More

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In Social Innovation: How Societies Find Power to Change, out later this month, Geoff Mulgan explains how the phenomena provides answers to the most pressing global, social, economic and sustainability problems. In this extract from the book he describes why society needs both disruptors and cleaners to make social innovation happen. This idea plays out Read More