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I chair Royal Trinity Hospice, Clapham; FISP & Major Stanley's, OURFC. I was runner up in the UK Third Sector Best Charity Chair 2015 awards. I am a NED @ Code Investing (formerly Crowdbnk) & on the CITI Advisory Board @ Columbia University, NY & I am a Trustee at BookTrust. Studying for an MA at King's in International Relations. 

 

 

 

 

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JAN
Boris and the EU Referendum by Derek Wyatt The whole EU referendum will make or break dear old, scruffy Boris. He lives for the day when he will be Prime Minister.  But in between his travels abroad which amount to no more than photo opportunities, his writing - Churchill in 2014, Shakespeare  later this year - and his weekly columns in the Daily Telegraph, it is clear he is wavering about how to play Europe. If you pore over his speeches, Boris is for the UK withdrawing. But....
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JAN
Social Networks 3/49 18-24 January 2016 Monday & Tuesday Work Wednesday James Arbuthnot @ House of Lords Bump Alan Milburn John Webster @ RAC Martin Dives @ Landmark Forum Thursday  Baroness Finlay @ House of Lords Bump Baroness Anne McIntosh Katy Giddens @ The Botanist Friday Royal Trinity Hospice Dallas Pounds CEO Leah Bull Head of Fundraising  David Clarson @ Thomas Cubitt Saturday  Jazz @ Wanstead Sunday Snowdrops @ Chelsea Physic Gardens
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JAN
The Six Nations Tournament is Dead in the Water by Derek Wyatt   The Rugby World Cup 2015 seems a long time ago. In February - at least in the northern hemisphere -it gives way to another tournament which frankly has had its day.  Put your hands together for t...
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JAN
Social Networking 3/48 11-17 January 2016 Monday James Hibbert @ D2K Matthew Kirk @ Thomas Cubitt  Tuesday  Development Board @ BookTrust Bump David Hooper Diana Gordon Karen Brown Gemma Malley Meredith Niles Samir Savant Crowdbnk Board @ HQ Bump Ayan Mitra Ian Pearson Christopher Humphry Barry Parr Crowdbnk Staff Belated Christmas Party @ Cinnamon Kitchen  Wednesday  Anna Yallop & Pippa Cracknell @ CambridgeStreet Cafe Daisy @ Pimlico Thursday  FISP
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JAN
Concussion - the elephant in the room by Derek Wyatt We know a little about the brain. About 8% which is a pity given how important it is to us all. Whilst research spending on cancer, on heart disease and on AIDS has seen an upward J curve over the past decade, on the brain it has merely flat-lined. This must change.  We know a little about concussion but we need to know much more. We think about concussion when we watch rugby tackles where the recipient is either hit in the head or...
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JAN
Social Networking 03/47  4th-10th January 2016 Monday Allison Swan @ Light Centre Tom Bradby @ Delaunay Tuesday John Stedman @ Conference Call Denis MacShane @ Pimlico Wednesday  Giacometti @ NPG (brilliant) Thursday Gemma Malley @ CambridgeStreetCafe Friday Dallas Pounds @ Royal Trinity Hospice Clare Montagu @...
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JAN
Letter published in today's Guardian about BBC and C4 Dear Sir   We have two public broadcasters - BBC and C4. We need to create a new overseer of public sector broadcasting with BBC and C4 as joint members. C4 could easily take over BBC3 and BBC4 and be given access to the licence fee. The public would want to ensure both survive. The licence fee should be disaggregated from the BBC's monopoly and both should have to bid into a new PBS body.   Yours etc   Derek Wyatt
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JAN
Visionless Politics by Derek Wyatt We lost the elections in 2010 and 2015 because we lacked a vision for the nation. We had become more interested in incremental policies than an overall narrative for our people. I doubt seriously whether the Labour Party as it is today understands this or even grasps that it has little or no future as a UK political entity. In the 2015 General Election, we did not want to reform the NHS. We wanted to plug a hole in its accounts by introducing a mansion tax....
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JAN
Social Networking 03/45 28/12-03/01/16 Monday Sales @ Peter Jones Lunch @ Thomas Cubitt Tuesday  Daisy @ Kensington Star Wars @ Curzon Victoria Wednesday Sunny Afternoon @ Harold Pinter Theatre Thursday New Year's Eve  Quiet evening watching the fireworks Friday Walk @ Richmond Park Joy @ Victoria Curzon Saturday & Sunday The Fabric of India @ V&A Party @ Pimlico
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