A Workshop on Identity with Hetain Patel

Saturday, 10:30am. A group of students, ranging from 16 to early twenties, is waiting in a university room full of cameras, interactive whiteboards and other digital equipment. Some look a little lost, unsure what the day will bring, others are chatting and laughing, eager to get started. There’s an air of excitement and curiosity in … Continue reading A Workshop on Identity with Hetain Patel

Climate Justice and Human Rights

Climate change is the greatest human rights issue facing humanity today, and that is how we can fight it. The case In 2012 Olivier De Schutter laid bare this argument in The Guardian, observing that climate change represents an enormous threat to a whole host of human rights: the right to food, the right to water … Continue reading Climate Justice and Human Rights

The Timid Bulldog? How The UK And The US Differ When Discussing Race.

Whilst on an educational sojourn from the States, Rob Sprankle, a temporary Lincoln student and resident, shares some initial observations into how the US and the UK differ in their approach to discussing race. Taking to heart the lessons in suspicion I have learned from poring over primary source documents in all manner of history classes, I tend … Continue reading The Timid Bulldog? How The UK And The US Differ When Discussing Race.

The importance of play, the future and floating competitions

An interview with this month’s Guest Editor Hilary Jennings, Project director of the Happy Museum   This month we’re very excited to welcome Hilary as our Guest Editor; project director of The Happy Musuem, co-founder of the Case For Optimism and co-chair of Transition Town Tooting (to name but a few of the many ventures she … Continue reading The importance of play, the future and floating competitions

EU Referendum: Vote of a Lifetime…

Dr Jacqueline Briggs, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln, shares her thoughts on the debate on 16 and 17 year olds’ right to vote in light of the upcoming EU Referendum So, £9 million is deemed, by the Government, to be a price worth paying to send … Continue reading EU Referendum: Vote of a Lifetime…

5 Ways to Make People-Powered Art

1215.today’s Innovation Labs enable artists and audiences to experiment together on making truly collaborative digital art. The Innovation Labs open up the artistic process by inviting artists, gamers, vloggers, makers and creative technologists to explore a Magna Carta-inspired provocation set by an artist. So what did we learn from our first Innovation Lab? Let’s take a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make People-Powered Art

Gill Barron: 1215 And All That

Eight hundred years on from Runnymede, Magna Carta is being trumpeted as a universally Good Thing. But good for whom? Should we make a new treaty with our still-wicked Rulers? This article originally appeared in The Land, issue 18, summer 2015 When eminent lawyer Lord Denning described Magna Carta as ‘the foundation of the freedom of the … Continue reading Gill Barron: 1215 And All That

Shey Hargreaves: Freedom of expression online

Well, I never. Here I am with the final post of my digital residency with 1215.today. Over the last month I’ve researched topics ranging from palliative care to prisons. I’ve created new work from found texts including political speeches and WhatsApp conversations between refugees and aid workers. I’ve watched poetry in British Sign Language for … Continue reading Shey Hargreaves: Freedom of expression online

Scribble 19: Courts of Protection

There are times when the law has to make decisions on behalf of people who lack capacity; that is to say, who are unable for one reason or another to make these decisions for themselves. These cases will be brought before the Court of Protection, and are often heard and judged without the presence of … Continue reading Scribble 19: Courts of Protection

Scribble 18: Rights to take away

In 2014 the then Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, proposed a ban on prisoners receiving parcels containing items such as books. This ban was revoked the year after, having been deemed ‘unlawful’. Of course people in prison have some of their rights taken away. But denying them access to books, which can engage them, help with … Continue reading Scribble 18: Rights to take away