It is important that we manage to retain the balance between civil society in response to need, and civil society for fun: civil society is not only good for society, but also good for the people who take part.
Do all divides and tensions reflect deeper social issues which affect everyone - like education, housing, employment and safety? Maybe if we could make these things better, attitudes and integration would follow.
Only by telling a new story will Mansfield put the Brexit narrative to bed -- but that story is yet unwritten
How do you tackle climate change in your backyard? How do you kickstart biodiversity in the deserts of Jordan? It turns out... it's all about relationships.
We’re losing space; the spaces where we used to come together to talk, to dance, to debate, to play, to make love, to form new ideas about the world.
From being a Scouser to life after Brexit, what are young people in Liverpool's hopes and fears?
How can local communities have more control over the decisions currently made on their behalf? The first of three workshops.
People talk about a desire to break down the barriers they see springing up between them and their neighbours. But often, they don’t know how. For English civil society to flourish in our fast changing world, we must begin to answer that question.
Epsom is a powerful analogy for much of the country: economic forces are sucking it towards the city of London, but it’s striving to develop its own identity. How that struggle plays out - between England as a hinterland for a once imperial capital, and England as a country in its own right - could be vital to the future not only of this one town, but of the whole country.
We are now twelve months into our inquiry into the future of civil society in England, engaging over 1,500 people in deep discussion — what have we heard?