Category Archives: Social media

Puffles breathes fire into the Haverhill-Cambridge rail campaign

Summary Crossing the county boundary to sprinkle some dragon-fairy dust to help transport campaigners in Suffolk reconnect with Cambridge – and raising the political temperature too Actually, it was just as much learning as commenting in Haverhill earlier. It was … Continue reading

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A manifesto for Cambridge – my first draft.

Summary My ideas on (electronic) paper Well, this is quite a big deal for me – not least because it’s over 6,000 words of ideas. As a result, I have created a separate section on this blog’s title bar to … Continue reading

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Parkside Coleridge students unlock democracy in Cambridge

Summary Year 9 students achieved by lunchtime what I had failed to achieve in over 2 years of campaigning, as young people show how they can change the cultures of our public institutions My jaw figuratively hit the floor when … Continue reading

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So…should Puffles stand for election in Cambridge?

Summary Decision time is coming up. Should Puffles stand?  This is something that I’ve been asking a few people about ever since the Cambridge News reported on an angry blogpost I wrote regarding engaging with young people, and social media … Continue reading

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Digital democracy – beyond the ballot box

Summary A challenge for Cambridge – and perhaps where you live as well. With local civic society structures broken, its systems obsolete and its content though important, discussed in a very frustrating manner, something must be done. But what, and … Continue reading

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Teaching a young dragon fairy new social media tricks

Summary Local social media marketing expert (no, really) Mili Ponce shows this social media enthusiast a thing or two, at an evening with JCI Cambridge I’ve seldom had good experiences with people that have branded themselves social media marketing people. … Continue reading

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EU hustings with the Danes in London – a contrast of political cultures?

Summary Put three UK Euro candidates with three Danish MEP candidates and what do you get? A massive contrast on the centre-right for starters. I went along to the Danish Church (Den Danske Kirke) in London to this small but … Continue reading

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Thinking about science at #ThinkCon Cambridge

Summary When Suzi Gage came to town – and Dr Rupert Read of The Green Party coming back again The MusicNet East conference left me emotionally exhausted but with a buzzing head – meaning that without medication I’d have not … Continue reading

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Maria Eagle MP comes to Cambridge

Summary Observations on the Shadow Defra Secretary’s talk to Cambridge University Labour Club  I was pondering whether or not to take Puffles with me for both of these, but in the end instinct got the better of me. Softly spoken, … Continue reading

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Linking Anglia Ruskin students with local communities in Cambridge

Summary (this is a ***long read*** but has lots of links & nuggets of info) Going by the student union election hustings, Anglia students are facing similar issues to local residents in Cambridge. So how can we improve the relationships … Continue reading

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