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Senscot Bulletin: 08.11.19

Dear members and friends, I visit sometimes with a pre-school toddler – from total dependence, she increasingly tries to exert power and control over herself and the world.  A teenage boy of my acquaintance has suddenly become unpredictable and impulsive – his search for a personal identity.  The field of Developmental Psychology suggests that we […]

Senscot Bulletin: 01.11.19

Dear members and friends, When clocks go back, and the light dims towards the winter solstice – I brace for a spell of winter depression. The young Hemingway in Paris found the words: “The sadness came suddenly with the first cold rains of winter…part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the […]

Senscot Bulletin: 25.10.19

Dear members and friends, Last week, an Extinction Rebellion activist climbed on top of a London tube train; someone posted film of him being dragged down and violently assaulted by angry commuters: then other commuters rescue him. It was a dramatic reminder that human savageness lurks just below the surface. I encounter my own violence […]

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Social Enterprise Network Newsletters

Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – September 2019

Welcome to the September newsletter Our SE Conference, in partnership with Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Community Alliance, will be taking place on 25th/26th November 2019 – again at the Westerwood Hotel. Last week, we announced that Neil McInroy – Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) – will be one of our keynote speakers. Here’s […]

The SENs: Friday 18th May 2018

Senscot over the last 12 months has published a series of Social Enterprise Briefing Papers focussed on a range of issues – social prescribing, community tourism and dementia amongst others. Over the coming months we’ll be focussing on other issues relevant to social enterprise – including the Year of Young People and Mental Health. Two […]

The SENs: Friday 11th May 2018

A few years ago, when the SENs were still in their formative stages, we canvassed SEN members about the viability of a bulk purchasing initiative to reduce collective expenditure on office and other supplies. At the time, there wasn’t sufficient appetite for the initiative to be viable, but this has been raised again recently by […]

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