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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.

Habitat

On Trees

Black Locust, Essex, May 2020

 

I wonder about the trees,” Robert Frost wrote. Monumental in size, alive but inert, they inhabit a different temporality than ours. Some species’ life spans can be measured in human generations. We wake to find that a tree’s leaves have turned, or register, come spring, its sturdier trunk. But such changes are always perceived after the fact. We’ll never see them unfold, with our own eyes, in human time.

What's Changing? - Migration
Migration
Halcyon Impacts 26 October 2020

 

Please see below selected recent migration-related change.

 

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October 2020

What's Changing? - Nature
Nature
Halcyon 25 October 2020

 

Please see below selected recent nature-related change.

 

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October 2020

On Gardens

Angus in Genval

 

“This is happiness,” Willa Cather’s fictional narrator gasps as he sinks into his grandmother’s garden, “to be dissolved into something complete and great.” A generation later, in a real-life counterpart, Virginia Woolf arrived at the greatest epiphany of her life  - and to this day perhaps the finest definition of what it takes to be an artist - while contemplating the completeness and greatness abloom in the garden.

What's New? - Nature
Nature
Halcyon 4 June 2020

 

Halcyon curates the most significant nature-related content from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with nature-related challenges.

 

June 2020

What's New? - Habitat
Habitat
Halcyon Identifies 1 January 2020

 

Halcyon curates the most significant habitat-related headlines (including urbanisation trends) from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with habitat-related challenges.

Impact of green choices around the house Halcyon Impacts 31 December 2018
On Herbs
Jekka
Halcyon In Kal… 25 July 2018

 

Growing herbs, seeing them, smelling them, touching them, eating them and I hope, soon sharing them (as plants and incorporated into recipes and remedies), makes me - as it does millions of others, i'm sure - just feel better.

Jekka McVicar is an inspiration - she now grows around 700 different herbs.  We can even use herbs to grow our own first-aid kits

I have now been privileged enough to spend a day in the company of the wonderful Jekka and her family. Jekka, with no fewer than 14 Chelsea Golds, probably knows as much about herbs as anyone in England.