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Articles from our Fellows and guest writers.
16 Sep 2008
Apart from hard line anti-capitalists (who must be having a great laugh) all anyone wants now is for the bad news about finance and markets to stop. That the RSA will probably have to write off a few thousands pounds in unpaid room booking fees owed to us by Lehman Brothers is a small symbol of how this bad news will travel a great deal further than the city bankers having to return their Porches to the showroom.
15 Sep 2008
It may be a somewhat arbitrary measure, and we couldn’t have done it without the BBC, but yesterday’s RSA fringe meeting at LibDem conference was a mark of great progress. This time last year we held only one fringe meeting and attracted an audience of about 30. This year we are having a meeting at each conference and we started last night with an audience of over 150.
12 Sep 2008
I have just been reading a draft article about public attitudes soon to appear in a current affairs magazine. The article uses a battery of statistics to highlight the paradoxical nature of our attitudes. To put it in a nutshell:
11 Sep 2008
A pleasurable new task for me is to read the always stimulating weekly FT column penned by RSA Chair designate Luke Johnson. This week Luke was writing about the value of strong leadership in companies and contrasting this with tendency towards timidity and vacillation in the public sector.
09 Sep 2008
As anyone associated with the RSA knows the organisation is held together by ‘my’ PA Barbara Corbett. It may be to cope with being the lynchpin of the organisation or more likely the strain of working for me but Barbara finds an outlet in an understated but razor sharp sense of humour.
05 Sep 2008
I’m really delighted to announce Luke Johnson as the new Deputy Chair and Chair designate of our board of Trustees.
At last evening’s packed event to discuss Unjust rewards: exposing greed and inequality in Britain today by Polly Toynbee and David Walker it was clear that most of the audience agreed there are problems with the super rich.
03 Sep 2008
Slightly random blogging I’m afraid. My butterfly mind needs to land on some new themes before I get going. But some nuggets to keep my reader (hi Mum!) happy
02 Sep 2008
Back at work after a very soggy August in Devon. It was my idea for our holiday group to stay in the UK and every cloudy, rainy, windswept morning I would come down to a kitchen full of wet clothes and recriminatory looks.
31 Jul 2008
One great thing about my job is the feedback I get from Fellows. I particularly enjoy being challenged. One of my fiercest critics has been Australian Fellow John Montgomery who thinks I am a soft headed, jargon spouting, leftie.
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