Do Mundane Things Culture Club

Here’s a question. How do you find a parking space for someone visiting your organisation? Is it as challenging as securing a visa for a sightseeing tour of North Korea, for you and your friends from the photography club? Alternatively, do you just check for an available space and book it? Simples! Recently I shared […]

Churchill Fellowship Post 2: Many Thanks, Panic Buttons and Dunning Kruger

Fulfilling the promise I made in my initial blog post (link here), I’m starting to share some learning from my Churchill Travelling Fellowship. This post summarises the whirlwind since the 2018 Fellowships were formally announced on the 9th March and today, the 25th. It’s been as interesting and exciting as people promised. Thanks… and Don’t […]

5 Things NOT about photography, I learnt at a photography lecture

I was at the National Museum of Wales, Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre in Cardiff last week, a fabulously retro venue that transports you back a 100 years (I love it; my companion wasn’t so keen). The reason was to listen to a conversation between David Hurn and Martin Parr, both highly accomplished documentary photographers. It […]

Holding Up The Mirror. What does that even mean? How would you do it?

Here’s a thing. Have you ever had a conversation where someone says; “let’s hold the mirror up to that one”, you make agreeable noises and nod your head in a seriously earnest way? However, deep down you are wondering; “what on earth does that even mean?”, “how do we stick a project review action plan […]

Failure is Not an Option, and Neither is Blame, Most of the Time.

Here’s a quick quiz.  Where did the phrase ‘Failure is not an option’ originate?  Queen Boudicca AD 61, in her famous  rallying call to the Iceni Tribe before taking on the occupation forces of the Roman Empire. Chief Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel 1835. In his brief memo to all Great Western Railway staff, stressing the importance […]