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The Edit

A curation of opinion and insight gathered from our podcast and distilled for a different point of view.

War Horse author Sir Michael Morpurgo on the power of storytelling

The much-loved children's laureate talks through some of his inspirations, his advice to would-be writers and why children's books are so important

Brand Profile: Ondine in Great British Brands

Blossoming professional cookware brand based on non-toxic titanium

Brand Profile: Hattingley Valley in Great British Brands

As sparkling as ever with its first still wine

Brand Profile: FBC London in Great British Brands

Timeless luxury furniture, inspired by nature and handcrafted in Britain

Brand Profile: Duke + Dexter in Great British Brands

Telling tales of iconic collaborations, subversive styles and sophisticated designs

Brand Profile: Symprove in Great British Brands

A food supplement to support gut health and general wellbeing

Brand Profile: Theo Fennell in Great British Brands

Time and technology are enabling the renowned Chelsea jeweller and silversmith Theo Fennell to thrive during the global crises

Fruits, Shoots, Restaurants & Roots: We need to claim back our space as diverse healers and feeders – Asma Khan for Great British Brands

At its simplest, food is the global unifier – we all need it. But the way we grow, commodify, transport, eat and respect our food needs to change. Restaurants, too, must take up their responsibilities, says Asma Khan.

No social dilemma: Michael Hayman for Great British Brands

2020 proved one thing, that we cannot survive without technology. We’ve just got to ensure that it is used for the greater good, says Michael Hayman.

What are our Change Makers listening to in lockdown?

They say “music be the food of love” – well one thing is certain, music has become the food of lockdown too.

Six ways to think differently about the world from a Nobel Prize winner

A social entrepreneur, banker and economist, Professor Muhammad Yunus, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his creation of the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concept of microfinance – he has since helped millions of people out of poverty. 

A world-view from three very different economists 

We often turn to economists to make sense of the present and predict the future. But they don’t all sing from the same hymn sheet. Each one takes the facts before them and adds their experience, their insight and their understanding to create their own vision of how things could be. Some offer reassurance, some issue warnings. All offer a view.

Allyship in business: battling racism and discrimination with Cephas Williams and Caroline Casey

When we talk about businesses changing for the better, often we hear the phrase “diversity and inclusion” as an area for improvement. And yet the issues of discrimination and equal opportunity in business are broad, it’s impossible to capture the struggle of so many different people and communities with one sweeping phrase. 

10 books to change your life 

Lockdown takes so many things away from us. Our freedom, our daily habits, our friends, our family and in some cases, our work. But in the place of these dear and essential things, we have found small opportunities. With life slowing down, many of us have found a new opportunity, and indeed joy, in reading a good book. 

Views on an uncertain future from three historians

When you’re facing an uncertain future, many would argue that the events of the past can offer some guidance, inspiration and indeed, comfort. So, who better to talk to as we battle through the Covid-19 crisis, than three esteemed historians and writers?

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