Thinking local and global on Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, the annual event uniting people and leaders across the world to take action to protect our planet. This year’s ‘Restore our Earth’ theme will focus on the innovative thinking needed to… View Full Post

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Goldsmiths students making a difference

I recently had the pleasure of hearing from four inspirational women who have studied at Goldsmiths. Each has been supported by the College’s long-running partnership with Santander Universities, which has provided £750,000 of funding to… View Full Post

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The true value of creative degrees

The gulf between what creative graduates contribute to our economy and what they are perceived to contribute is a damaging misconception that undermines not only the education industry, but also society at large. It has… View Full Post

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Institute of Positive Fashion

I wanted to take this opportunity to share a new resource from the Institute of Positive Fashion. Set up in September 2019 by the British Fashion Council, the Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) aims to… View Full Post

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Sustainable Enterprise Festival

This week sees the final few days of the Sustainable Enterprise Festival, a great online event curated by my colleagues Siân Prime and Adrian De La Court in the Goldsmiths Institute for Creative and Cultural… View Full Post

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The Wonkhe Show

I was delighted to be a guest last week on the end of term recording of the Wonkhe show – the excellent podcast dedicated to all things higher education. Joined by fellow guests Alex Favier,… View Full Post

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Goldsmiths degree shows go online

I’ve been so impressed by the ways Goldsmiths students have responded to the challenges brought about by Covid-19. The past few months have seen an end to face-to-face teaching and the cancellation of final year… View Full Post

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Welcoming refugees in hostile times

Last week I was delighted to welcome guests to the first meeting of Localities of Welcoming, a new project connecting people across Europe who are involved in refugee welcoming and support. Below is a guest… View Full Post

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Reasons for hope on World Environment Day

Last month London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced plans to close main streets in central London to cars and vans to make cycling and walking safer in the capital, maintaining the quieter roads we’ve seen during… View Full Post

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A local community response to Covid-19

I’ve been moved to see how people are coming together to support others during this pandemic. There are some really important initiatives happening in Goldsmiths’ home borough of Lewisham. Goldsmiths partners including Lewisham Local and… View Full Post

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Supporting key workers

Today, 1 May, is International Workers Day. As many of us will be, I’m thinking about the thousands of people across the country who are key workers – risking their own safety on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis every day.   Earlier… View Full Post

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Culture at home

I’ve been struck by the creative ways people and organisations are bringing us art and culture in the ongoing lockdown. Goldsmiths’ local education partners are sharing some great online resources. The Horniman Museum has been… View Full Post

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The Goldsmiths community – thank you

These really are unprecedented times for us all, personally, professionally and for our community. As Goldsmiths Professor Tim Crook highlighted in a recent blog post, the Goldsmiths campus hasn’t been this empty since the outbreak… View Full Post

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Women in universities

Today, 8th March, is International Women’s Day. It’s a date that has always stood out for me in the calendar as a chance not just to celebrate the achievements of women and their contribution to… View Full Post

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