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Does COVID provide a moment to re-evaluate our education system – to future (and virus) proof it?

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Real Ideas co-founder Matt Little, on the future of education, one month into lockdown…   I was struck by this headline in The Guardian last week: Education hit hardest as coronavirus batters UK economy The fallout from the coronavirus crisis will affect certain sectors of Britain’s economy harder than most, according to analysis by the government’s independent economics watchdog (the…

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Food and shelter remain the most important factors for survival, but in 21st century Britain, access to the internet is running a close second.

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Lindsey Hall, on what we’ve learnt one month on from lockdown… This Thursday, 23rd April is one of those dates we’d probably all prefer to forget. It is now one month since lockdown began, a strange anniversary, not least because no-one knows if this is the beginning of the end, the end of the beginning or just a moment in…

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Don’t have the kit or connectivity to access the internet during lockdown? Don’t worry, we can help.

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Government stats suggest 1.9 million people in the UK have no access to the internet. With most of the places with public access computers – libraries, job centres and community centres – closed as a result of the lockdown, there are millions of people for whom accessing aid, applying for Universal Credit, learning online or connecting with friends and loved…

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Business is our business

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None of us need reminding of how tough the current crisis is for business. However, with creativity, agility and entrepreneurialism, there are still opportunities, with plenty of work to do. Social and creative enterprise is firmly rooted in the knowledge of economy, and while we might not be able to sell weddings, coffees or cakes for the time being, there…

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Market Hall in Devonport

Kitchen Designer required for Market Hall

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Real Ideas is looking for a Kitchen Designer to carry out the technical design, supply and installation of the kitchen facility at their development on Duke Street, Devonport. The deadline for tender submissions is midday, Friday 6th March, with the selection of preferred supplier week commencing Monday 9th March. Initialisation meeting is set to take place W/C 9th March (TBC)….

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Transcending Prison Walls

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It’s not often that an exhibition fits so perfectly with our space in the Cells at Devonport Guildhall. Anna Goodchild’s final photography degree project, One Year: Transcending Prison Walls, opened on Monday 1st of July and is a poignant look at prison life examined via letters received from a friend & local preacher during his one-year incarceration in 2016 for…

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