Friday, 05 July 2013

Trust is a matter of spying

From 20th century Cold War espionage to last month’s PRISM story, spying has remained a well-established practice within our society for years now.

This is a story of a game for two people. The game is called the Ultimatum game. It works like this.The first person is the Divider. They are given £10. But they have to offer some of that money to the second person who is the Chooser.  The Divider can offer any amount to the Chooser from 1p to £10.

My eldest daughter is three years old. I like to think I know most of what is going on in her life. But whenever her grandmother comes to stay I notice things I hadn’t spotted; “she’s so much bigger”, “she can have a real conversation”, “her balance is better”.

While I notice the everyday changes, it is her grandmother – who sees her every couple of months – who sees the big trends. Big trends that I tend not to spot. 

My eldest daughter is three years old. I like to think I know most of what is going on in her life. But whenever her grandmother comes to stay I notice things I hadn’t spotted; “she’s so much bigger”, “she can have a real conversation”, “her balance is better”.

While I notice the everyday changes, it is her grandmother – who sees her every couple of months – who sees the big trends. Big trends that I tend not to spot.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Three big trends

My eldest daughter is three years old. I like to think I know most of what is going on in her life. But whenever her grandmother comes to stay I notice things I hadn’t spotted; “she’s so much bigger”, “she can have a real conversation”, “her balance is better”.

While I notice the everyday changes, it is her grandmother – who sees her every couple of months – who sees the big trends. Big trends that I tend not to spot.

We believe integration policy really matters. People aged under 55 living in the UK trust their neighbours less than in any other European country.  How we rebuild this trust and the connections between people is critically important; important for our economy and our society. 

Unfortunately, integration policy is not always well understood. This week we are using the blog to challenge some of the main misconceptions.

We believe integration policy really matters. People aged under 55 living in the UK trust their neighbours less than in any other European country.  How we rebuild this trust and the connections between people is critically important. Important for our economy and our society.

On June 11, 170 people took to the rapids at Olympic Park venue, Lee Valley Centre, to participate in The Challenge Network’s inaugural white water rafting fundraising event. The event was supported by QBE Insurance, British Gas and DRM Ltd and raised a total of £50,000, which will go towards funding our year-round programme, The Challenge Society. 

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