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Can’t Get You Out Of My Head: how we got to where we are

'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' is a TV series that attempts to untangle the many threads of history that got us to where we are today. It's an unusual format, an exhibition of themes and footage from the 20th century. In this conversation, Mel and Alex discuss the series from their different perspectives: … Continue reading Can’t Get You Out Of My Head: how we got to where we are

The pandemic has made us all environmentalists – now it’s the turn of leaders to act

The New Ism's co-founders are from different generations - Mel Young is a Baby Boomer, and Alex Matthews is a Millennial. In their weekly conversation blogs - and indeed in all the work they do - they draw on their differing experiences to ask questions and reach conclusions that are pan-generational. Alex Matthews: One of … Continue reading The pandemic has made us all environmentalists – now it’s the turn of leaders to act

Business is taking a more active role in society. But is it enough?

More businesses than ever are acting to address social and environmental issues, mindful of the wishes of their consumers. But is it enough? Mel and Alex discuss this focus on planet and people alongside profit, whether it comes from a genuine desire to help, and how young people are leading the way. AM: It’s a … Continue reading Business is taking a more active role in society. But is it enough?

A platform to give a voice to the next Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman electrified the world at the inauguration of Joe Biden, stealing the show with her performance of her poem The Hill We Climb, about the nation's hopes for the future. The New Ism's co-founders Mel and Alex discuss how we can give more young people like Amanda the chance to shine and make a … Continue reading A platform to give a voice to the next Amanda Gorman