history of britain

Jenni Murray’s A History of Britain in 21 Women and a chance to add our own chapter? Review by Claire de Sully

A History of Britain in 21 Women has been a great companion for me as it demonstrates how, for these women, dogged determination, ambition alongside single mindedness can see you through to fulfilling your purpose in life, no matter how mighty the obstacles are placed before each step you take. For me the power of this book is that it is as much a history of people than solely a female perspective. Often the stories around these extraordinary women involve men: husbands, lovers, fathers, male Read more [...]
VolunteerMakers

The rise of micro-volunteering and a very British volunteer revolution

Digital and social media makes it easy for volunteers to actively engage with their favourite museums, arts organisations and charities, while many more people are prepared to give short bursts of time rather than a longer term commitment to volunteering.  Put the two together (digital and short bursts of volunteering activity) you have the rise of micro-volunteering. Micro-volunteering doesn’t always require digital technology however, see the examples below, but it is an important impetus Read more [...]