Confessions of an overseas intern in London Part 2 – British Summer Time: Green Day at Hyde Park

So, I got to Hyde Park Corner a bit early and I waited for my friend Kam and her cousin to arrive. While I waited I tried some cactus juice which smells like cranberry juice and tastes like it but … Continue reading

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Confessions of an overseas intern in London: Part 1 – Soho

 Hot chocolate and a collection of very original books 28.06.17 by Sanka Pityana So, I had met my cousin for lunch at Piccadilly Circus and we went to a really nice sushi place called Yoobi and ate 16 pieces of maki each (which was amazing!) … Continue reading

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An ocean of consciousness…

As workingwomen, we tend to give 100% of ourselves to our work. Maybe we want to prove that we can deliver? Or we are so passionate about our work that we cannot stop working? I guess it is a mix … Continue reading

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I am beginning to feel scared…

Lorelle Mykoo on reflections of soon-to-be motherhood At eight months pregnant, in my incredibly hormonal state, I have asked my partner to no longer wake me with the morning news. As my body and mind are absorbed with nurturing the … Continue reading

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Dawn to Dusk

Here at Ladbury HQ having to wear sunglasses and turn the heating off in the UK at Christmas has inspired us to reflect on another extraordinary year, enjoy the sunset of 2015 and look ahead to all 2016 will bring. … Continue reading

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My mum, my dad and me

When I first learned of the ‘State of the World’s Fathers’ report I loved the idea of getting fathers involved. I know of many men who have grown into incredible fathers – and I also know of many men who … Continue reading

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From pop up parks to a global interactive map of traditional children’s games

The British Council’s ELEVATE StartWell™ initiative is transforming how parents, teachers, local communities and national governments view the importance of play A future that features temporary pop-up parks where they’re needed most, safe urban areas for children to play in … Continue reading

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Sporting heroes Tim Henman & Tessa Sanderson-White CBE to join panel at second Andrew Reed Debate to discuss how sport can change lives of disadvantaged children

On Thursday 5 February 2015, Reed’s School will host its second Andrew Reed Debate at London’s Guildhall, in partnership with the Tessa Sanderson Foundation & Academy, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Harlequins Foundation. This year’s debate will focus on the power … Continue reading

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Altruism, generosity, solidarity and civic spirit are not like commodities that are depleted with use

As more and more community centres and town halls are closing down, and libraries are being re-branded as ‘Ideas Stores’, designer, social innovator and creator of The Civic Shop Cassie Robinson, asks, what role should public and social institutions play in 2015 and how do they relate to … Continue reading

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From an app designed to tempt children away from the screen to flat pack cinemas – REACT Sandbox explores the future of Play

For the past three years we’ve been working on an incredible project called REACT Sandbox, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project that has a particular focus on bringing together collaborative teams of academics and creatives to work … Continue reading

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