This evening, Bristol had a unique opportunity to start writing the manifesto it want so see voted in. No more, just vote for a party and cross your fingers their manifesto was close to what you want. Nope. Come, talk and join in. The team from democracy 2015 are there to start hearing and writing […]Read More Start writing the manifesto you want to see
Imagine if you will, you’ve just taken on the role of Head Gardener of a HUGE Garden, like Hyde Park. That’s pretty big, and not bad going. Nice one. Now imagine though, you had to maintain it on a budget of 50k and the previous person had gone over budget and taken out loans of […]Read More Only as much garden as you can afford
So libraries are so old, we should lose them right? We all buy our books and read on our kindles now yeah? Yes. But no, we should try to keep our prime location public buildings open. They’re like a public version of the coffee shop where you don’t need to buy access by chucking lots […]Read More Libraries are dead, long live the Library!
Friday Thinker (from the OU Facebook page) Should the Government Make Us Happy? All the social sciences potentially have a contribution to make but economists know that:· People have their own levels of happiness· Material deprivation makes people unhappy· Happiness depends on freedom from coercion and perhaps even equality of opportunity and respect· Markets don’t ALWAYS […]Read More Should the Government Make Us Happy?
HS2 rail link, a new idea for some when it arrived on the front page news this week. However, not for others, who look to benefit from the new connections… in about 13 years. It’s a missed opportunity for our UK government that often some things appear like this from them that seem like half […]Read More Our big vision
See some well presented and collated facts about how the Swedes are running their Education system. http://www.businessinsider.com/finland-education-school-2011-12?op=1Read More Education: UK gov, when copying wouldn’t get you done for plagiarism
It’s becoming more and more apparent, Government everywhere is about to start seeing an iTunes effect… It’s going to be the digital revolution for government next First out, the music industry had the start of its digital revolution with disruptive technologies and we’re starting to see the tail end of now with HMV closing down. Then […]Read More The Government is developing its own iTunes
The Nesta bid for Digital Makers is an odd one and shines a 10000Gailla-watt lamp on a huge white elephant in the UK education system. That’s teaching kids how to be an office bum, not a creative creator of cool shit. A good reason why Thought Den is around today is the “shorter / better-looking […]Read More Building the next generation of #UK makers
It’s like a pen and paper to a citizen’s mind and imagination The artist piece, “Give me back the Broken night” is an attempt to discover and tap into citizens’ thoughts of a futureRead More Imagining your town’s future
Things appear too docuemnt heavy in Government. “Make this please, we’ve planned it for months… oh look, it hasn’t worked and it’s delivered over budget.” More project managers need to be hired who practice Agile methodology. They are adaptable to change in a world where the deliverables should be subject to change from your origninal […]Read More An agile government