The rise of the Phablet

Google has announced its latest smartphone this week. The Nexus 6 comes running the new…

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Climate Change vs. Capitalism: Winner takes all

“Climate change fundamentally challenges the logic of austerity.” — Naomi Klein, speaking in Oxford in…

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A Night At The Museum: Contemporary Lessons from Yesteryear

On Wednesday evening this week I had the privilege of being invited to a guided…

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10 things we love about mobile

This month has seen a flurry of new activity in the mobile phone market, with…

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A Lesson on Democracy from Scotland

Last night the people of Scotland took to the polls to decide on the future of…

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Climate Change, Science and Scepticism – what does it all mean for the future?

On return from holiday there’s certainly no shortage of potential topics to talk about in…

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A referendum with a national identity crisis

From the outset I should make clear that I am English. So I approach this…

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The Myths about Generation Y

The A-Level results earlier this month saw the first of Generation Z (those born after…

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The Remarkable Resilience of Well-Being

Across Europe, even as the economic narrative returns to talk of a lost-decade, in the face of bleak GDP, employment and inflation data, broad measures of well-being remain remarkably robust. This provides striking testimony to human resilience but also to our adaptability as individuals.

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How crowdfunding can get you a degree (or a potato salad)

Crowdfunding has exploded over the last couple of months and came into the spotlight this…

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The good news about the deregulation of life

The deregulation of life – increasing fluidity spurred by, changing social values, economic priorities and…

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The Disturbing Truth about the Modern Family

In this week’s blog, Executive Director Michael Brennan looks at the modern family – and…

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Sharing is caring: positive progress or damaging disruption?

The sharing economy is leading to new business models that provide convenience, immediate access and…

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Was life less problematic in the old days? Who knows? Certainly not the general public

Trajectory CEO Paul Flatters examines what research questions are worth asking the public – and…

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Health: local needs and national priorities

The UK faces two seismic challenges in the next decade and beyond: how to cope…

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Facebook, Market Research and Emotional Contagion

Facebook’s social experiment raises questions – about the future of both market research and the…

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Family Matters

A recent article in the Guardian (discussing research to be presented at the ESRC research…

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Amazon’s new Ecosystem … for the empowered consumer

Amazon has finally launched their very own smartphone, thus completing the whole ecosystem with the…

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A World Cup certainty

It’s day two and already the media are desperate to create the narrative for this…

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Pandas, Pomp and Circumstance

The abdication announcement by King Juan Carlos of Spain follows similar moves by Queen Beatrice of…

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