Education: Making thinking visible

The Future of Education – Making Thinking Visible The big shifts and innovations within the educational world are fascinating. In previous articles I have mentioned some of them; the move from traditional curriculum/assessment-driven classrooms to ones that develop a deep sense of curiosity in learners, the embracing of enabling technologies to allow for better critical … Read more

Art – Blurred reflections

Imagine being on the precipice of discovery, on the verge of new thought, standing on a mountain with the promised land in view but not being allowed to enter? Edouard Manet’s last master piece A Bar at the Folies-Bergère  exhibited at the 1882 Paris Salon exhibition, just one year before his death, represents that moment … Read more

Education – The future of Education part 2

In last month’s article, we briefly addressed the fact that Education, for the most part, has been pretty much the same for the last couple of decades. I wrote that education has been slow to see much needed progress towards developing future-focused, lifelong learners. Schools and education centres, like The King’s College (again, I am … Read more

Business – How are you really doing?

 In the past week, how often have you asked someone (or had someone ask you), “How are you?” In the society that we live in, this question is less of an authentic inquiry and more of a greeting, like hello. But how are you REALLY doing?   Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out? Jesus of Nazareth asked his followers … Read more

Art – The cross of Christ

In the Autumn 2013 my wife and I travelled to Spain, a dream vacation where we took in the architecture and art. One of our final stops was the town of Málaga, a port city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, known for its high-rise hotels and resorts jutting up from yellow sand beaches. It’s … Read more

Clarity

It is interesting how many leaders and organizations often get so fixated on achieving big goals that they either forget, ignore or pay little attention to how important clarity is in relation to achieving their goals. Clarity, the state of being clear, is one of the most underrated and underestimated facets of leadership in general … Read more

Love our City – Restoration – The Woman in Red

In 1618 a painting was created of a woman from the Constable family. In order for the painting to be preserved the people of the day covered the painting in a thick layer of varnish. This left the painting dull and bland for around 200 years, until Philip Mould was commissioned to restore the work … Read more

Art: Sculptures

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known simply as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance. He is famed for sculpting the great Biblical figure of David and painting the ceiling of the Sistine chapel in the Vatican. These works of art are considered priceless, the epitome artistic skill and … Read more

Love our City: Justice

I’m not sure what your first reaction is when you hear the word social justice? For a long time, I’ve felt overwhelmed. The scale of need, how to help & the pushback from people used to paralyse me. I’ve come to learn, that why we do justice is just as important (if not more) as … Read more