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Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
The group I run has a keen interest in how to thrive in powerful times.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
Director of IFF. Lives in St Andrews. Particular interests in governance and cello playing.

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Rural Communities: opportunity to capitalise on the ‘resilience’ theme?

Resilience is the theme of the moment. From ‘Fiery Spirits’ to ‘Transition Towns’ activists, people in communities everywhere are finding powerful motivation in building local resilience. The London think-tanks are taking the ‘resilience’ agenda on, too. The IPPR think tank is busying itself with a Commission on National Security. Demos has just published ‘Resilient Nation’ by Charlie… Continue

Posted on May 23, 2009 at 16:39 — 23 Comments

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At 10:27 on March 9, 2012, Nick Wilding said…

Hi Graham

Thought I'd drop you a quick line to see if you'd be interested in joining this event - or might be able to recommend folk who may have direct experience/be exploring this territory:

March 19th in Dunfermline.

I skyped with Wendy Graham - whose visit has prompted the conversation - on Monday as was really impressed/excited by the questions she's bringing as an incoming director of disaster planning etc. for the state of new south gut says there is great potential to catalyse a wider conversation here that could build on our (pausing) conversations on resilience/scenarios etc..

Anyway, let me know. Aiming to stay close to 12-15 folk. Tony's already confirmed I think. Davie and another colleague in ireland coming over; Martyn and others from carnegie also invited and probably coming.

All the best, would be great to touch base soon in any case


At 12:05 on December 18, 2009, Nick Wilding said…
Hi Graham

Through my newfound 'tweetdeck' (I've eventually figured out how to tweet!) and an ongoing 'community resilience' search running, I came across this today... might be of interest?

Happy Christmas...
At 10:13 on October 12, 2009, Mark Langdon said…
Hi Graham
Nice to hear from you, indeed I'm fortunate enough to meet Andrew fairly regularly usually at the GCPH Seminar series events or walking along the beach at Luss! He's a great guy. I must also say I'm a big fan of yours. I think Beyond Survival is a brilliant piece of work and your email has reminded me that I have to send it via pdf to all the Inter Action participants. Another person we have in common is Sarah Munro at the Tramway - I am employed by Culture and Sport Glasgow and contacted her wheh I saw she had taken part in the WWF - Psychology of Climate Change project. We were talking about trying to get CSG to support a national conference on the 'arts' response to climate change - she said that she knew you and perhaps you would be interested in such an idea.
I would be very keen to sit down and discuss the potential development around the inter action leadership training and other complimentary pieces of work.I recently attend a lecture, by Edicio de la Torre, President of the Education for Life Foundation organised by the Scottish Adult Learning Partnership and would be keen to follow up links to the community leadership work they are involved in. Another piece of work I hold in high regard is the work on Social Capital being done by Colin Campbell at Assist and Manfred Hellrigl at OFRI in Austria. I think that there is huge potential in bringing pieces of best practice together in a coordinated and cohesive way so that have a great opportunity to influnce the current mainstream thinking. I return from Palestine on the 21st and would be keen to me as soon as possible for a chat.
very best wishes
At 12:24 on September 29, 2009, Angie Hart said…
sounds interesting Graham. Have emailed my slides to Nick, so do take a look if you like. let's keep in touch.
At 12:55 on January 7, 2009, Anthony Hodgson said…
Sorry Graham - forgot to check first that you're already here! Tony

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