Fellows from across the UK were vital to producing this RSA report. At local events in Hastings, Glasgow, Oldham and Swindon, amongst others, Fellows gave their verdict on the pressing social challenges facing Britain and shaped the report accordingly.
The research team behind Schools Without Walls leaned on the expertise of Fellows to help deliver this investigation into how schools link to the wider community. Many schools contacted and shortlisted were nominated by Fellows, helping to increase the depth of the programme.
Following the FFCC's launch in 2017, 70 Fellows and non-Fellows attended events in each of the devolved nations, helping to shape the trajectory of the FFCC and improve the reach of the programme.
Fellows working in local government to deliver children's services outside of London were particularly valuable to the campaign. Using MyRSA information, the research team could contact these Fellows and draw on their expertise.
In Manchester in 2018, as a follow-up to our Cities of Making programme, Patrick Grant FRSA led a discussion with Fellows where he offered his insights and expertise on how manufacturing and making can be central to thriving communities.
Neil McLennan FRSA recently instigated a series of commemorations to mark Scotland’s Great War poets. His initiative built on the famous commemorative plaque scheme instigated by the RSA in 1867.