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Senscot Bulletin: 14.06.19

We humans have two brains, which co-exist uneasily – often in tension. From the seven million years we spent as animals, we have an ‘old brain’; the hypothalamus houses neurological systems totally attuned to survival – which neuroscientists have called the four Fs – feeding, fighting, feeling and……reproduction. Over the millennia, humans also evolved a […]



Senscot Bulletin: 07.06.19

Alongside normal capitalism, we are seeing a steady rise of ‘collaborative’ production: goods, services and organisations appear – not in response to market forces – but to collective interests that are more social/moral than economic. Wikipedia, possibly the biggest information product in the world, is made by 27,000 ‘editors’ for free. Its potential advertising revenue […]



Senscot Bulletin: 31.05.19

Since I stopped reading the Spectator (too nasty), I sometimes get my glimpse of poshness and privilege from the FT Weekend; this week, columnist, Janan Ganesh wrote: “In 2017, I spent a grand total of four evenings, in on my own; a few of the other 361 were professional engagements, but the rest were genuinely […]



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Social Enterprise Network Newsletters

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 […]



The SENs: Friday 4th May 2018

We were delighted to hear this week that P4P has secured continued funding for the year ahead. Initially funded as one of the SE Action Plan’s ‘early actions’, P4P has, in its first year, connected with over 70 social enterprises/third sector orgs; held over 20 events/surgeries; established two consortia; and supported tender submissions for 7 […]



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