Central Changemakers

Fellowship Event

 -  | BST British Summer Time


  • People & place
  • Communities
  • Community engagement
  • Fellowship in Action
  • Social innovation

Our new Central Changemakers series offers an interactive space to hear from changemakers and to meet Fellows from across the region

Join RSA Central every other Wednesday for an informal online talk. You’ll hear from a speaker about their story of social change and what they’ve learnt about effective changemaking, followed by a chance to discuss the topic of the day or anything else on your mind, in small breakout rooms. We start at 1pm and we’ll be finished by 1.45pm, allowing you to enjoy your Wednesday lunch break with inspiring speakers and interesting colleagues.

In September, we’ll be joined by:

14 September: Simon Redding FRSA  Barrow Hill Memorial Hall in community hands 

Simon is a champion of community ownership and the the co-founder of several community hubs, including Barrow Hill Memorial Hall, a community-led development trust in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the East Midlands. Simon will recount how he joined others to save this hall and to transfer its ownership to local people, so it can be used as a community hub for generations to come.

28 September: Nina Goswami FRSA – 50:50 The Equality Project

Nina became the first Head of 50:50 The Equality Project two and half years ago, and the BBC’s first Creative Diversity Partner. As she leaves the BBC to create change in a new sector, Nina will share how 50:50 is increasing representation of women, ethnic minority communities and disabled people at the BBC and beyond, and how other organisations – from universities, to businesses, to the British Fashion Council – are adapting 50:50 for their industries.

In October, we'll hear from:

12 October: Jo Burns-Russell FRSA – How I Implemented the Four Day Week at Amplitude Media

Amplitude, based in Northampton, has been taking part in the UK's largest ever trial of the 4day working week, with no loss of pay for employees. In this session, Amplitude Director Jo Burns-Russell will share the motivations for joining, the ups and downs, and what she’s learnt so far.

26 October: Rebecca Seignior – Larkrise Community Land Trust: affordable homes in community hands

Larkrise is a co-housing project in rural Herefordshire, soon to become a CLT (community land trust). The aim is eco-friendly housing, affordable for generations to come. Rebecca, an ambassador for the Community Land Trust Network will explain how the CLT movement is putting land and housing back in community hands. 

The event is free to attend and open to all, Fellows and non-Fellows. Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague!

Taking part in Online Events 

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