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As we head towards the Christmas break, it’s time for a little reminder of what Corsham Institute (Ci) has been up to in 2017.

Wishing you all a happy and relaxing festive season. We look forward to working with all our communities, partners and supporters again in the New Year. 

A review of 2017

It’s been busy! Here are some of our highlights.

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Expanding our team

Over the year we have welcomed a new CEO and 11 members of staff to our expanding team, including two apprentices and an executive leadership team. In the new year, we are also expecting to appoint a new Chair and more Trustees to our Board. 
As a result of our growing team and our desire to be closer to our networks and key stakeholders, we’ve now opened a London office.


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Thought Leadership

A major highlight for us this year was the successful second season of our Thought Leadership events, in partnership with RAND Europe. The 2017 programme saw representatives from industry, academia, the not-for-profit sector and Government come together to discuss Open Science, Digital Currency, Digital Learning and Civic Engagement. You can find out more about our Thought Leadership programme and read the reports here.


Observatory for a Connected Society

In October we launched our first app, the Observatory for a Connected Society, in partnership with RAND Europe. It is a ‘one-stop shop’ for the latest research, analysis and thinking from leading experts on the impact of digital technologies, services and tools on society. Find out more about the app and where to download it here.


Countering Violent Extremism

This September, we launched our Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programme. This programme is built on a combination of positive narrative, education and data, and through it we have launched a regular CVE podcast which is now amongst the 5% most downloaded podcasts globally. 


Digital Leaders South West

In November this year, Ci was also delighted to launch a new partnership with Digital Leaders. We will be working together to facilitate new and refreshing thought leadership, networking opportunities and exciting events for the digital community across the South West region.



In 2017, Ci became the national partner of The Cyber Trust to deliver Cyber4Schools®. This UK-wide programme helps children stay safe online. Cyber4Schools® is currently being piloted in Gloucestershire.

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Ci Patron Programme

Building mutually beneficial partnerships and a network of supporters is key to our success and the impact we deliver. During 2017 we introduced our new Patron programme, creating a community of influential organisations and individuals that share our vision and support our mission and work programme. To find out more about becoming a Patron click here.

We look forward to continue working for a fair, inclusive, prosperous and creative society based on trust and security. Keep an eye on our Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for all our latest news and activities.