I increasingly view rural England, densely - but not uniformly - connected by 4G phones, high-speed broadband and a multitude of devices as having moved beyond the rural of 10 years ago, not the same as urban life but certainly past the rural as we often understand and see it represented - a post-rural situation.
A town that for some is the acme of an alternative life Glastonbury is facing the loss of all their high street banks.
A quick search & you'll find an IFOAM document discussing the 3rd wave of the global organic movement. This wave has been much anticipated and as part of that process we need to understand the past
Book review: Through a combination of very sophisticated analysis and a visceral feel for its key constituency UKIP has found the hollowed out heart of British politics and lodged itself there.
It wouldn't happen in France or Italy, it just wouldn't be possible or allowed. I refer of course to the great Somerset apple heist. The news that the cider making factory in Shepton Mallet will in the future not make cider but act as a hub for the exportation of apple pulp to be … Continue reading Pulp Friction – The Great Somerset Apple Heist
Over the past few years I have become interested in the politics of the end of the world or rather those who are anticipating it - because if has come to saturate the news. Often we don't recognise it but it is there, and it is important to acknowledge it. I started with presentation on … Continue reading The End is Nigh
I deliberately follow a number of people on Twitter with whom I profoundly disagree. Over the last couple of years I have been reading the literature on social media & researching how people use it - so I now follow people with whom I don’t agree. At the CCRI we have trialled some of the … Continue reading Beyond the Echo-Chamber