[REVIEW] Finding Myself in Britain: Our Search for Faith, Home & True Identity by @AmyBoucherPye

As someone whose PhD essentially focused upon British identity, and how the government during the Second World War sought to capitalise on that to ensure full engagement in the war by British citizens, a super-fan of Kate Fox's Watching the English, along with really enjoying Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island and Icons of England, I was pleased to be sent a review copy of Amy Boucher Pye's Finding Myself in Britain... and interesting…

Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership (MOOC, Week 3) #FLdevelopCQ

Onto week 3 out of 4 from the FutureLearn/CommonPurpose looking at 'cultural intelligence'. As someone who likes to meet new people all the time, likes to try new things, has travelled a lot, and focuses on digital culture ... finding it really interesting, even if I don't have time to engage with it on the deepest level! The need to experiment Finding our Core, and the values, behaviours, beliefs and habits within it must be done…

Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership (MOOC, Week 2) #FLdevelopCQ

So, just catching up with Week 2 of 'Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership' from Common Purpose/Futurelearn. Talking Core and Flex Do you know what your central values and purpose are - do you know what to hold onto, and what you can adapt to fit different (cultural) circumstances? Our Core comprises the things that define us: our own personal 'over my dead body' list. These are things that won't change (or won't change easily). Their…

[ARTICLE] The Digital Mission Field in @PreachMagazine

I was commissioned to write a piece for Preach Magazine, which, aside from the content, is beautifully designed! The piece has just come out, and is available to read in full online (pp25-29). What does it look like to reach the unreached (something that's as old as time) in a digital age? The previous edition of Preach had a range of pieces from members of the CODEC team - from page 42 there's an overview…

Visiting Research Fellow @StJohnsDurham

When I left CODEC after five years, St John's College invited me to become a Visiting Research Fellow. This was approved at a meeting the other week. Here's what it says about me: Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has been developing her experience since 1997. Trained as a mass communications historian, she wrote the original history of Keep Calm and Carry…
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