South East Virtual Coffeehouse Conversations 2023

Fellowship Event

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  • Fellowship in Action
  • Social innovation

This monthly online series offers the opportunity for South East Fellows to discover changemakers from across their region, be inspired and learn from each other.

Inspired by the RSA’s origin as an enlightenment coffeehouse over 250 years ago, our new South East Coffeehouse series offers an interactive space to share and develop ideas for social change. Each event will spotlight one South East Fellow, giving them the opportunity to share their work, challenges they’ve faced, the impact they’re having and future aspirations. Following the talks, you’ll be invited to join small group discussions to discuss the topic of the day, or anything else it brings up for you.

Join us on a Friday lunchtime every month – discover local changemakers, meet Fellows, learn from each other’s work and start your weekend with a spark of inspiration.

In February, we'll hear from:

3 Feburary: Martin Charter FRSA - Farnham Repair Café

Farnham Repair Café became the first UK repair café charity in 2017. It is a volunteer-led collaborative project between The Centre for Sustainable Design® at the UCA Farnham, Farnham Town Council and The Spire Church in Farnham UK.

Since it's inception, the FRC has become an integral resource and encouraging sustainable practice within the local community - with over 4,000 people through the doors, 5 tonnes of landfill waste prevented and reduced over 47 tonnes of CO2 emissions.. so far. This February, we'll hear from Martin Charter FRSA, Founder, and Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design at UCA Farnham. Martin will share innovative practices and impact of the café locally, and plans for developing a network of community repair cafes nation-wide. We'll also hear about other projects in the pipeline, such as the Sustainable Innovation Conference 2023, and how South East Fellows might wish to get involved.

Previous events in the series included:

Taking part in Online Events 

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