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

The Corporate Pivot: radical change in times of crisis

The Corporate Pivot: radical change in times of crisis

Last year, Professor Paul Tracey, Professor of Innovation & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School, co-authored a study which focused on the issues of ‘pivoting’ as faced by startups that had to adapt to changing circumstances. In this article, Paul re-examines the concept of pivoting as large companies and corporations radically shift their business models… Read more

The Cambridge Social Innovation Prize 2020

The Cambridge Social Innovation Prize 2020

What would you do with £10, 000 to help your social enterprise? The Cambridge Social Innovation Prize is in its second year, giving the UK’s outstanding social enterprises the opportunity to be one of the final four to win £10,000 each. With a focus on helping others with basic needs like housing, nutrition and health,… Read more

Spotlight

Spotlight gives you the opportunity to learn more about the faculty and staff of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, the MSt in Social Innovation, and Cambridge Social Ventures. We find out what motivates them and drives their passion for research and practice. Dr Lilia Giugni I always believed that knowledge is power, and that… Read more

The Social Ideas Podcast: LGBTQ+ History Month

The Social Ideas Podcast: LGBTQ+ History Month

#PRIDE #LOVE February 2020 has been a blustery month in the UK, perfect for the rainbow flags which have danced with pride atop many buildings around the country. These many-coloured pennants are held high in the sky with pride, celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK; spreading the love and embracing diversity. LGBTQ+ History Month… Read more

In their hands: the future of social innovation

In their hands: the future of social innovation

A cold, grey January morning cannot dim the proud smiles of our graduands as they make their way into the iconic building that is the Cambridge Judge Business School. The excitement of the greetings between classmates is accompanied by the relief of reaching this moment. The proud faces of their spouses and parents are evidence… Read more