Matilda’s Planet

My youngest offspring Matilda and I decided on a Saturday tour of some of London’s great features. We would start with the Natural History Museum. She had grown up in a country environment. This trip was to prove to be a damascene moment.

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Headway

My interest in the education of others has a very long pedigree. It stems from the life chances and successes I have had. One of those being fortunate enough to have benefited from a good education funded by the state, but in humble origins.

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Airtopia

As a kid I delivered newspapers and worked on markets. It was what kids from docklands did but in my case in the smogs of London. A piece of legislation in 1956 was an attempt to do good and clean up our air. It was a start, but the work never finishes, and the law of unintended consequences seems always to apply.

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Fundstar

Whilst cash transactions are still king, cash may have already lost its crown. Amongst the millennials cash is almost abhorrent. They have cards and mobiles to hand – why carry cash? This has an impact on the traditions of small donation giving and the impact reaches out across a wide venn diagram of sectors.

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