Author Archives: Pam Mungroo

Social Enterprise for Social Change: the rise of Newfoundland & Labrador

Social Enterprise for Social Change: the rise of Newfoundland & Labrador

The rural and remote communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, are the source of many fascinating historical and contemporary examples of organising for social change and provide the backdrop and the inspiration for the work of the Centre for Social Enterprise (CSE). Read more

My Social Innovation Story: from fencing to social innovation

My Social Innovation Story: from fencing to social innovation

Written by Rania Rahardja, a student on our MSt in Social Innovation programme, who matriculated with Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. Over the next two years, we’ll follow the journey of some of our Cohort Five students, who started the MSt in Social Innovation programme in September 2020. We’ll learn why they applied to… Read more

The Social Innovation Think Tank: why social innovation?

The Social Innovation Think Tank: why social innovation?

The Social Innovation Think Tank The Social Innovation Think Tank series explores the power of social innovation in the modern world; sharing its necessity and capacity to challenge the status quo. The monthly series is hosted by Dr Neil Stott and Professor Paul Tracey, co-directors of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. They interview academics… Read more

Learning from social anthropology: worldviews, world-making and social innovation

Learning from social anthropology: worldviews, world-making and social innovation

Written by Dr Joana Nascimento, Social Anthropologist and Teaching Associate in the MSt in Social Innovation programme at CCSI Every time someone asks me ‘what is social anthropology, then?’, I’m reminded of the catchy opening line in a slim introductory book (1). ‘If you want to know what anthropology is’, the authors begin, ‘look at… Read more

The Social Ideas Podcast: the sustainable power of earthworms

The Social Ideas Podcast: the sustainable power of earthworms

The Social Ideas Podcast The Social Ideas Podcast shares the impact of social innovation, its necessity and its capacity to challenge the status quo. Throughout this series, highly committed change makers in business, civil society, policy and academia will talk about their work, their ideas and their motivation to strive towards to a more equitable… Read more

Animorph: encountering our future selves now

Animorph: encountering our future selves now

Written by Szczepan Orlowski, XR Developer at Animorph Converging realities Since Animorph‘s inception we have aimed to transform peoples’ lives using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), as we believe they are the future computing platforms. A quick clarification for those less familiar with augmented or virtual reality. Using a headset, VR entirely immerses… Read more

The digital divide of Latin America

The digital divide of Latin America

Written by José F. Otero, VP Latin America & Caribbean at 5G Americas and student of the Mst in Social Innovation programme. The fragility of humanity vs small virus Sometimes life surprises us with a totally different agenda than we imagined. A sudden blow of reality forces us to contemplate the unthinkable, and engenders creativity,… Read more

From the dust of bricks

From the dust of bricks

Through the determination of its community, the village of Glenboig has risen from the brick dust of its industrial history. Over the last three years, Dr Neil Stott, Dr Michelle Fava, and students from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation has been researching Glenboig Neighbourhood Trust’s community action. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Trust… Read more

Closed but connected: how church communities are coping with Covid-19

Closed but connected:  how church communities are coping with Covid-19

Written by Dr Timur Alexandrov Churches in the time of a modern pandemic For the first time in modern history, places of worship including churches are closed. As the lockdown continues in the UK, we cannot help but notice the silent local churches. As we take our daily exercise allowance, we have all seen that… Read more

We are all in this together

We are all in this together

Dr Lilia Giugni is a Research Associate with the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, and the co-founder and CEO of GenPol – Gender & Policy Insights, a think tank consultancy researching matters of gender and advocating for a more gender equal world. Her research interests and advocacy work include the mainstreaming of gender equality concerns… Read more