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Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on this site and on Twitter will start in late 2020. It will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

A Mundane Comedy is Halcyon's new book. Extracts will appear on this site and on social media during late 2020. Please get in touch with any questions about the book or related Halcyon services.

Halcyon monitors change for more than 150 key elements of life.

Childhood

What's Changing? - Ageing
Ageing
Halcyon Identifies 19 October 2020

 

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October 2020

What's Changing? - Education
Education
Halcyon Identifies 30 September 2020

 

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September 2020

What's Changing? - Family

Family

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September 2020

  • About a quarter of the U.S. population is estranged from a close relative at any given time, according to new research conducted by Karl Pillemer, a family sociologist and professor of human development at Cornell University. And, he says, as tensions over politics, racial issues and the pandemic strain many families - and chronic stress makes us more reactive - there may be more on the way.

 

May 2020

On the Millennium Development Goals
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Halcyon Impacts 20 September 2018

 

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were eight time-bound goals providing concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions.

The MDGs included goals and targets on income poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development.

Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 with the attention of being achieved by 2015, the MDGs were both global and local, tailored by each country to suit specific development needs. 

The eight MDGs below in turn broke down into 21 quantifiable targets that were measured by 60 indicators.

On Calvin and Hobbes

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"Possibly the best comic strip EVER in the history of the entire universe", claimed one commentator.

I think Dennis the Menace (in its heydey), Gaston Lagaffe and one or others may occupy the same pantheon as Calvin and Hobbes, but there is little doubt that, for all those of us who have been deeply touched by the warmth, humour, sheer humanity with which Bill Watterson blessed us over so many years, these creations occupy a very special place in our hearts.

On Craft Halcyon In Kal… 18 April 2016

The Tinkering School allows children to build, experiment, become deeply immersed in and committed to projects (decoration has a special and surprising role to play).

Do many mainstream schools (still) offer such opportunities? If not, how can we help them do so?

Imagine too how many adults remain short of confidence about their own practical skills, and how such an approach might help them too.

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We don't need a god to weigh our souls at the end of our lives and judge us harshly for our shortcomings - only children - Alain de Botton http://twitter.com/alaindebotton