2020:  setting an(other) intent

2020: setting an(other) intent

As ever I am spending these first few days of the year pottering about sorting at home, thinking and writing. I love this time hunkered down at home, the house is cosy and the dog walks are tranquil with the countryside sleeping (albeit it doing so underwater). This post is a check in on where


Do you have 5 minutes?

Do you have 5 minutes?

This is a quick capture of the informal research I want to do around the social movements topic.  My first approach is going to be to ask people their examples of social movements and then ask them to respond to the word cloud (in the image) but circling the words that resonate most to them. 

Socialising some social movement thinking

Socialising some social movement thinking

We are doing some work on future trends and disrupters at CRUK. This is to help inform our organisational strategy thinking going forward and is also a good opportunity to check in with some of the assumptions and ideas that underpin how we think about ourselves. This blogpost is my ‘working out loud’ for the bit that I’m working on and so shouldn’t be taken as an organisational view of things. I am also sure that any views I have here will change as we start to explore this more and I hear more from colleagues about some of our previous explorations in these spaces.


Health as a social movement

Health as a social movement

The NHS has an ongoing interest in the concept of health as a social movement and has commissioned and co-delivered work from NESTA and the RSA amongst others to explore this.   One of the most sophisticated exploration of this was the NHS Citizen programme a few years ago which in the interests of full

Another august firebreak – redux

Another august firebreak – redux

Events, dear boy, events……as Harold Macmillan may or may not have said….. This is a bit of a check in how the week has gone. I think fair to say considerably less serenity than last year which is down to me not protecting the time enough and also to the time coinciding with having the

Another August firebreak

Another August firebreak

I’m taking another firebreak week – though circumstances mean that its actually a firebreak 3 days with a day in the office and a day with DemSoc in-between but the essence is there! I have a few things I want to look at and expect these to spill over into the rest of the month:


6 month notes

6 month notes

I’ve been away this week – walking on the Isle of Wight which has been lovely. This post is a wrap up of what I’ve been working on in my head while I was yomping along by the sea. Nearly 6 months into the year I wanted to check in with the three areas of