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Two sides of the same coin

Two sides of the same coin Written by Malcolm Robertson, founding partner15 August 2020 Good morning, I once provoked a mild-mannered argument with a prominent journalist when I wrote that “sometimes, pictures are better than words”. “No, they’re not”, he replied, and the debate – in as far as it was one – didn’t really get more sophisticated than that.  As …

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Nature is reeling

Nature is reeling Written by David Gaffney, partner1 August 2020 Good morning, While lockdown imperilled our livelihoods, scuppered our social lives, and generally messed with our collective mojo, some of us were comforted by the consolatory news that our green spaces – and the flora and fauna that reside in them – were apparently thriving, …

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Travelling tales

Travelling tales Written by Kevin Pringle, partner25 July 2020 Good morning, As lockdown restrictions ease – something we all have a responsibility to keep going by sticking to the rules – it’s understandable that people want to get away for a holiday or short change of scene. Or just fantasise about where we might go …

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We contain multitudes

We contain multitudes Written by Harriet Moll, creative director18 July 2020 Good morning, “The times they are a’changing”, is as relevant a song today as it was at its release in 1964. And 2020 isn’t all bad because amongst the eye-popping horrors, it’s also the year Bob Dylan handed us the next chapter in our …

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Between countries

Between countries Written by Andrew Wilson, founding partner11 July 2020 Good morning, Another remarkable week in a remarkable time. Our digest of the things we enjoyed reading this week takes us around the world, starting in New Zealand and closing with one of the most important thinkers of our times. Raghuram Rajan should really be governor of the Bank of England now …

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From Antarctica to TikTok

From Antarctica to TikTok Written by Malcolm Robertson, founding partner4 July 2020 Good morning, It’s difficult to know where to begin with this week’s reading list. We range from the uplifting research that finds marked change in Canadian birdsong to the perils of WhatsApp, Idris Elba’s impassioned plea to support the independent cinema, Europe (remember that?) …

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Books of the summer 2020

Books of the summer 2020 Written by Katie Stanton, associate partner27 June 2020 Good morning, Life beyond screens, beyond the ongoing inquest into whose dirty chopping board is lying abandoned in the sink, beyond screaming matches with parents who think it possible to consciously “suck up all the wifi”; it seems distant, doesn’t it? As a …

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On tyrannies everywhere

On tyrannies everywhere Written by Andrew Wilson, founding partner 20 June 2020 Good morning, Today I write on tyrannies everywhere: of the short termists, the loud eccentrics, the bad leaders, the racists. Them in particular; so small – why won’t they ever learn? Our world reverberates with so much energy – much of it anger, …

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