Monthly Archives: September 2013

David Willetts, David Sainbury, Martin Bean on enabling state backing technology advance

Absolutely packed Policy Exchange meeting to hear Martin Bean, David Willetts, David Sainsbury. Backing technology through an enabling state is the big message I take away. MB says, “Proud that Government has announced partial reversal back on ELQ… Empower individuals … Continue reading

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Labour Party Conference 2013: Digital Innovation in Education, and Ed Miliband’s speech (photos)

I represent the OU every year at Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences. The first two photographs are taken from a joint fringe event held by the OU and IPPR on digital innovation in education, and feature Lord Adonis … Continue reading

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Review of “Noble”: Stephen Bradley’s masterpiece

My wife, Margaret, and I had the pleasure of seeing a “cast and crew” screening at the Curzon cinema this morning of Noble, a powerful film based on the life of the social campaigner Christina Noble. Noble by name, noble … Continue reading

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International student? Great @BBCWorld series Escape from the Boardroom @OUBSchool

There are two types of communications director. The first focuses almost exclusively on serving his or her political masters as their praetorian guard – the rest of the organisation, its customers and stakeholders are invariably the “them”, never the “us”. … Continue reading

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