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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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Structural disadvantage

Structural disadvantage Written by David Gaffney, partner6 June 2020 Good morning, “Nothing says that you don’t belong in an economy than having a cop kill you dead in the street.”  I awoke on Wednesday morning to those words from Andre Perry of the public policy think-tank Brookings Institution on the radio. Unusually for a report about institutionalised …

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Our best work in chaos

Our best work in chaos Written by Harriet Moll, creative director23 May 2020 Good morning, Our individual, national and global mental health has taken a battering from this pandemic. Arguably every week is Mental Health Awareness Week now because we cannot fail to be involved in the profound and personal impact of lockdown. We must …

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View from your street

View from your street Written by Harriet Moll, creative director16 May 2020 Good morning, I am fascinated by the habits, routines and tiny choices that make us all unique. We can learn a lot by studying and emulating the little things that make up a well-lived life.   And so this week we bring you an array of lockdown diaries from a diverse range of global perspectives and citizens, all willing to share their experiences of isolation, all united …

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Seen on the street

Seen on the Street: This week in photos Written by Malcolm Robertson, founding partner9 May 2020 Good morning, We usually send you words on a Saturday, but today it’s pictures. One of my great loves is photography. For reasons I’ve not thought about, I care more about capturing great landscapes than people. I prefer big, …

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