Tag Archives: community

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 TrustRead 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 thatRead more

Impact through Engagement

Impact through Engagement

The Impact through Engagement series[1] is a collection of films about the work of social science and economics researchers from the University of Cambridge. The films focus on how the researchers achieve impact through their engagement with non-academic partners. Dr Neil Stott and Dr Michelle Fava, from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, discuss whyRead more

The Social Ideas Podcast: ‘Slow Prototyping’ for systemic change

The Social Ideas Podcast: ‘Slow Prototyping’ for systemic change

In this episode, MSt in Social Innovation graduate and Global Engagement Office at CERN, Claudia Marcelloni discusses the social innovation lab movement and how its progress inspired her.

Through her research, Claudia discovered the benefits of a slower pace, and how taking time can lead to discoveries that enable systemic change. Read more

The Social Ideas Podcast: human trafficking, the scourge of humanity

The Social Ideas Podcast: human trafficking, the scourge of humanity

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 equitableRead more

How you enter social enterprise matters

How you enter social enterprise matters

In many aspects of life where we come from influences where we go next. This also applies to social entrepreneurs: how they transition into social enterprise can play a big role. This blog explores how different starting points matter for the development of social enterprises. Together with Professor Paul Tracey and Reader Neil Stott fromRead more

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