“I know you’re worried that people from different generations don’t really meet any more.”

“That’s right”

“But you must see there are more important things.”


Published in Blog
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 00:00

The Old Boys Network

If I want to find a book, I go online. A film … online. A holiday … online.

A job?


Published in Blog
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 00:00

What if diversity makes us miserable?

A happy attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” [Herm Albright, 1876 – 1944]

So what really makes you happy?

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 00:00

Young people are like Elephants

A recent survey* suggested that almost half of all adults thought young people were “angry, violent and abusive”

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Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

Youthwork: Are we making segregation worse?

The dividing lines in our country across incomes, ethnicities and age damage the most vulnerable the most.

Young people from low income families suffer in particular. To build a fairer Britain, we need these children to make friends with high aspirations.

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Monday, 04 February 2013 00:00

Does ‘Community’ Actually Mean Anything?

“Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step toward regeneration.” [George Orwell]

Words matters.

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 00:00

Young People need You

“It takes a village to raise a child” [Old African proverb]

Whenever I say that The Challenge Network connects people in a diverse society, people think I’m talking about race.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 00:00

Am I a Racist?

Britain and America are much more tolerant countries than they used to be. At most gatherings, an overt expression of racism is social death. The equivalent of defecating on your host’s carpet. Everyones going to notice, talk about it and never invite you back.

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Thursday, 07 February 2013 00:00

What are you afraid of?

Surveys show that compared with twenty years ago, we are much more worried about being a victim of crime.

The odd thing is that during that time crime has fallen.

Published in Blog
Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00

Segregation in the UK

1 in 5 children in this country don’t have enough money to afford school meals.

You might not know that as they probably weren’t many at your school. 

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