— Celebrating International Women’s Day

The English Group has been involved with a number of projects focused towards issues of gender imbalance and gender inequality over the last few years. As well as working with Annie Lennox’s SING Campaign and ‘The Circle’ project (on behalf of Oxfam), and the GREAT Initiative with Mariella Frostrup, we notably joined up with Bryan Adams and BlackBerry for Modern Muses , a celebration of inspiring women of the modern age, presented as a monograph of Bryan’s portraits of the women, as well as an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

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— Kony 2012

At The English Group, we’ve always had our eye on good causes, movements and campaigns. Many of those we have had the privilege of being involved with have been focussed on Africa (such as Annie Lennox’s SING Campaign, The GREAT Initiative), and some of our clients such as Lady Lori are based in these areas. And so this new campaign, Kony 2012, struck a chord with us, and it’s very much something we would like to draw your attention to.

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The English Group, Kony 2012

— Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture by David Adjaye and FAB

With clients in Kenya (Lady Lori luxury helicopter charter services, for whom we act as Editor for their website blog) and as the Trustee of a largely Africa focussed charity foundation (The GREAT Initiative) both myself and all at The English Group – one of whom’s father also farms there – all take an active interest in the social and cultural development of the continent, so it’s interesting to see this new project from British architect David Adjaye.

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— I Shall Not Hate

Firstly, I like the bold simple graphic layout of this book cover; a juxtaposition of elements that tells you almost everything you need to know about the subject matter within.


…the coastline of Israel separating two groups, the bold statement on one side of the dividing line.

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i shall not hate, book, arab, israeli, palestine, jew, the divide

— Disney

As a Trustee of a charity foundation focused towards issues of gender inequality, I thought it perhaps appropriate to post this rejection letter from Disney.

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disney rejection letter

— Gandhi

For contemplation; all of Gandhi’s wordly possessions.


— The GREAT Initiative

Last night we hosted the launch event for the charity foundation (the Gender Rights & Equality Action Trust) that, along with broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, human rights lawyer Jason McCue, and philanthropist Karen Ruimy, I am a Trustee of.

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