Waking up to a new political dawn

It is obvious that we live in extraordinary political times in the UK. On the…

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Employment, Technology and Lifelong Learning – the New Normal?

Having recently discussed different aspects of leisure, (such as what happens when leisure activities become…

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Do changing attitudes herald a new era?

There has been a change in the country’s attitude to taxation, spending and welfare recipients,…

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Healthy Choices and the Assault on Pleasure

Generally, the things that we enjoy are bad for us. Booze, cigarettes, caffeine, sugar and…

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Climate Change and Cappuccinos: Global issues and the things that matter

Talking about the weather is Britain’s favourite social prop, with research in 2010 showing that…

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The Great Get Together – a celebration of national unity

This coming weekend sees the Great Get Together organised by the Jo Cox Foundation –…

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Polarisation on polling day

I am writing this post on June 8th, General Election polling day in the UK….

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Let’s talk about debt, maybe

The last two UK General Elections have been all about the economy. In 2010, after…

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A Conflict of Self-Interest

This month’s Trajectory Trends Breakfast turned its gaze on intergenerational conflict – a term used…

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If opinion polls keep getting it so wrong, why are we still obsessed with quoting them?

No one could have missed that there’s a General Election next month. It’s blanket coverage…

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The Experience Economy cycle: You kind of had to be there…

…Or did you? You may or may not have noticed that us Trajectory folk have…

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Retiring at 96: the new normal?

Mbah Ghoto probably wasn’t 146 years old – as Indonesian officials recorded his age when he…

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The end of ‘stuff’ and the future of ownership

Our latest Trajectory Trends Breakfast looked at how factors like urbanisation and the increasingly digital…

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Sport, Risk and the Assault on Pleasure

Risk is an inherent aspect of our everyday lives, with almost every action exposing ourselves…

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Is work getting any better?

Work has changed fundamentally since the 1980s and continues to do so at a pace….

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China’s New Cities – we’re charting

Beijing is known for being a metropolis of Peking duck, Beijing opera and bicycles (remember…

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A New Morality for a Brave New World

Our latest Trajectory Trends Breakfast saw CEO Paul Flatters deliver a presentation on the current…

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What do happiness surveys and indexes actually tell us?

As self-care and mental health become more prominent in public conversations, it is not surprising…

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The Budget, the British, Income Tax and Public Spending

Last week, the Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his budget with much ado about the now-abandoned…

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Love Conquers All – a new look at Maslow

Facts (and their alternates) have been in the news a lot over the last few…

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