The world is safe in their hands – winners of the RSA Student Design Awards announced

It was an honour and an inspiration to be involved in the judging of one of this year’s RSA Student Design Awards – the AfricaPack – designs to improve the way medicines are protected, dispensed, distributed and/or taken in Sub-Saharan Africa sponsored by GSK. There were more than 50 entries and from these six made […]

The Cola Road UK Premier | Introduction and Q&A

Courtesy of The RSA, here is a recording of the introduction and the Q&A session that followed the UK premiere of the ColaLife documentary – The Cola Road – on 23/10/13 in London. Listen on SoundCloud The introduction is by Andy Chapman, the ColaLife Chair of trustees. The Q&A panel Chairman is Peter Day, the BBC’s Global […]

Listen to Peter Day’s take on ColaLife | BBC Radio 4, Thursday, 29 August, 2013

ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo won Product Design of the Year 2013 and it was at the award ceremony that I first met Peter Day, the BBC’s Global Business Correspondent. The next time I met him was a month or so later in Zambia when we travelled together, way off the beaten track to one of the […]

The ColaLife Documentary UK Premier | London | 23-Sep-13

The ColaLife Documentary – The Cola Road – will have its UK Premier at the RSA in London on Monday, 23-Sep-13. Admission is FREE but the event will be ticketed and donations are always welcome. Click here to get your ticket from the RSA’s Eventbright page. Early booking is advised – with any luck it […]

Another baby innovation

One of the delights of running ColaLife is the people you get meet. Yesterday I got a call from Tim Moor who I realise now, after our meeting this afternoon at the RSA, is a very well respected inventor who knows how to get his inventions to market. His inventions include a simple device for detecting […]

The giant AidPod is off to the RSA

Tomorrow (7/12/09) morning at 6:30 I will be trying to get the giant AidPod on to a Virgin Train to London as a ‘bicycle box’! Well it worked last time: Let’s hope the staff at Rugby are as understanding as the staff were at Euston. On arrival at Euston I’m being met by friend and […]

Matthew Taylor on globalisation and the G20

I was honoured to be asked by David Wilcox and the folks at Yoosk.com to put the questions of Yoosk members to Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA and ex political adviser to Tony Blair. That bit was easy . . . asking the questions again afterwards to an empty chair, to get the […]

Answering some of the questions

Various questions came out of the first get-together last week of the ColaLife Campaign. I thought it would be useful to try to expand on these and seek help/suggestions from readers of this blog, so here goes.

First ColaLife Meet-up

The first ever face-to-face meeting of ColaLife took place on 14/8/08 in Nunhead, London. I kick myself for forgetting to take any pictures during the event so you’ll have to make do with this one. This is Jane, Emma and Andrew (in the background) – the cooks – and was taken as people were arriving. […]