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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.

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What's Changing? - Anxiety
Halcyon Inspired 2 October 2020


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October 2020

On Legacy

Christopher Hitchens


In the last months of his life, a physically weakened Christopher Hitchens travelled to the Texas Freethought Convention and while there, an eight-year-old girl asked Hitchens what books she should consider reading. Intrigued, Hitchens spent 15 minutes chatting with the youngster and sketching out a reading list (below). His last words to her? "Lots of love...remember the love bit..."

What's Changing? - Legacy
Halcyon Inspired 28 September 2020


Please see below selected recent legacy-related change.


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September 2020

What's Changing? - Disability
Halcyon Inspired 19 September 2020


Please see below selected recent disability-related change.


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September 2020

What's Changing? - Self-Esteem
Halcyon Inspired 2 September 2020


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September 2020

What's Changing? - Curiosity



Curiosity is the lust of the mind - Thomas Hobbes


Please see below selected recent curiosity-related change.


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August 2020

  • An Oxford University fellow argued that curiosity should be nurtured and valued far more in life, as she belies that it’s the fuel of creativity. It pulls you from the known (where you're certain), into the unknown (confused). The place where we make new connections between old ideas. Where knowledge bits and pieces combine to generate something new.


July 2020

What's Changing? - Meaning
Halcyon Inspired 15 August 2020


To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony - William Henry Channing


Please see below selected recent meaning-related change.


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What's Changing? - Philosophy
Halcyon Inspired 27 July 2020


Please see below selected recent philosophy-related change.


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On Sport
Ivan Fernandez Anaya
Halcyon Inspired 1 July 2020


To understand what sport is - perhaps, should be - consider the story of Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya, who still receives attention for a race he lost back in December 2012. 

El Pais explained how Anaya was in second place, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai. As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan mistakenly pull up about 10 metres before the finish, thinking he'd already crossed the line. Anaya quickly caught up with him, but instead of exploiting Mutai's mistake to speed past and claim victory, he stayed behind and, using gestures, guided the Kenyan to the line and let him cross first.

On Humankind
Great Dictator
Halcyon Inspired 16 May 2020


"A Message for Mankind” brings together Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech from The Great Dictator and scenes of humanity’s most tragic and most hopeful moments in recent history, spanning everything from space exploration to street protests.

Talking Change - Animals
Halcyon Inspired 1 May 2020


As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other - Pythagoras

Animal rights will end up with votes for oysters - Bertrand Russell

As we talked of freedom and justice one day for all, we sat down to steaks. I am eating misery, I thought, as I took the first bite. And spit it out - Alice Walker

I am conscious that meat eating is not in accordance with the finer feelings, and I abstain from it whenever I can - Dr. Albert Schweitzer -1952 Nobel Peace Prize recipient

I don't eat anything with a face - Linda McCartney

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals - Henry David Thoreau

What's Changing? - Sufficiency
Halcyon Inspired 17 February 2020


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February 2020

What's Changing? - Presence
Halcyon Inspired 30 June 2019


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October 2018

  • One of the dangers of emotional life, notes The School of Life, is that we find that we don't feel 'in the moment': we're at a funeral, but we don't feel sad. We're making love, but our minds are elsewhere. It's our birthday, but we're not jolly. Why is it sometimes so hard for our true inner feelings to keep pace with events in the outer world? 


September 2018

On Podcasts

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I have listened to and would recommend the following podcasts (2015-2018 recommendations to follow):



On David Bowie
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Halcyon Inspired 13 January 2016

Stardust once more...thank you and rest in peace.

The Economist mapped Bowie's ever-changing style.


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