Changing the world, one network at a time

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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“I have a good idea every two years. Give me a topic, I will give you the idea!”  Fritz Zwicky

Across the globe, Fellow-led activity is growing exponentially.  Supported by the Catalyst fund, there are a range of exciting projects and events taking place, improving society and contributing to the growth of 21st Century Enlightenment.

One of the key ways in which this work is developing is through an increase in the number of Fellow-led thematic networks.  Last week I attended the launch of the RSA Fellows’ Public Service Reform (Scotland) Network in Edinburgh, which is going to be exploring the broad and timely topic of how public services are delivered north of the border.  It joins existing networks such as Profit with Purpose, MCICH (Media, Creative Industries, Culture & Heritage) and the Social Entrepreneurs’ Network in the firmament of existing Fellow-led networks.

“I have a good idea every two years. Give me a topic, I will give you the idea!”  Fritz Zwicky

The advantage that thematic networks offer is that they bring together Fellow-led projects which might otherwise occur in isolation, uniting them in a network where findings and best practice can be shared across the world.  In contrast to geographic networks they are not bound to one location, but rather can explore priorities as they arise within their particular area of interest.

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