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A note from Dame Jenny Abramsky, Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, addressing the Heritage Exchange 2014 event, in partnership with the RSA, aiming to help collectively consider the way ahead for the next generation of heritage thinking.
In the past few years, the term ‘a perfect storm’ has been employed to describe the twin challenges of relentless growth in demand for public services at a time of flat or reducing government budgets.
If schools are going to be able to meet contemporary challenges we cannot continue to think the answer lies is incrementally changing the schools of today, argues Malcolm Groves FRSA. He sets out a new vision and framework for reform.
One of the challenges for turning ideas into actions is sourcing the funding and financing of innovative programmes designed to test new ways of doing things. Edward Hickman FRSA argues that this challenge is most acute in the sphere of public services.
Martin Elliott FRSA argues that current thinking about care as a system will not meet our needs.
Eddy Adam FRSA has spent the past year looking at how cities can innovate in addressing the challenges they face in the 21st century. Central to this is how cities can better learn from one another.
As spending cuts continue to impact on arts funding, the need for measuring impacts is more important than ever. William Wingate FRSA argues that there maybe an unlikely model from which to learn: transport.
Dr Anthony Amatrudo FRSA looks at the popular understanding of criminal law, and how the ‘CSI effect’ has made us more scared and punitive.
Stigmatisation and misunderstanding of addiction can only be overcome when recovering addicts are prepared to share their stories, according to Beth Burgess
Public service ‘improvement’ strategies should be measured by how lives have improved for individuals and their communities, argues Dr. Peter Dudley FRSA
Henry Kippin outlines the scope of a new project that looks at how the UK can learn from public services in the developing world
David Pitt-Watson FRSA urges that UK government policy ensures that it builds a pension system that meets 21st century needs.
John Collison suggests that the time is ripe for policymakers and commentators to understand and encourage employees to hold or save for shares.
Naomi Eisenstadt FRSA demonstrates how to deliver services for young children, in her story about the development of Sure Start
Understanding the importance of human relationships can help drive down costs to public services, argues David Boyle FRSA
FRSAs Gill Howland and Jamie Smith believe there is now a sea change in government thinking on further education.
Alex Fox FRSA points out how cost-effective preventative care services can be.
Stewart Lansley FRSA argues that unless we tackle inequality, the slump will continue.
Nicholas Falk FRSA outlines some ways in which smarter growth in building infrastructure and new homes could be achieved.
The challenges that face free schools can be overcome by learning from experiences elsewhere.
The pressure of cuts will not always see the strong survive. Cary Cooper argues that managers should act fast.
Within days of the publication of the government’s new drugs strategy, Rebecca Daddow assesses the landscape.
Chris Waterman FRSA is concerned about how austerity measures will impact on children.
Dr Ruth Lupton FRSA analyses the relationship between school quality and poverty.
The government wants to get rid of top-down targets and introduce payment by results. It may struggle to do both argues David Boyle FRSA .
Creative entrepreneurs need access to learning opportunities to embrace the latest technology, suggests Jane Gosney FRSA
Tom Bolton’s research at CABE unveils some interesting results about our perceptions of beauty within civil society.
Steve Broome FRSA looks at how new understanding of networks is informing the RSA’s work on drug use
Are people starting to recognise the importance of relationships in making change happen, wonders David Fraser