About Orlando / Date posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016

I very much imagine that many of you are horrified by the news of what happened in Orlando on Sunday, as reverberations of the story move through the news and media networks. It is shocking and tragic – and especially to see Obama seem almost defeated on his struggle with gun control in America. I was moved by a post […]

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain – Taken from a lecture given by Iain McGilchrist / Date posted: Sunday, March 9th, 2014

If you have not read The Master and his Emissary by Iain McGilchrist then you can get a glimpse into his work by watching this clip. In this new RSA Animate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. Taken from a lecture given by […]

How to draw a picture of god – and other inspiring words / Date posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. This is an old […]

Empathy versus Sympathy / Date posted: Friday, December 13th, 2013

Great animation video on the difference between empathy & sympathy narrated   by Brené Brown. What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? How can you really be there for another person?  In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if […]

The Power of Introverts – Susan Cain / Date posted: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. To view Susan presenting ‘The power of introverts’ […]