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Broadcaster and campaigner June Sarpong visited the Library to discuss the ideas and arguments in her new book, alongside Emma Gannon.

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Content Creation

Head of Content at Spoon, Jess Pike, joined us in the Library to talk about the essentials for creating valuable—and readable—online content.

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  • Sam Conniff Allende on his new book, Be More Pirate

    On 14th June we were joined by rulebreaker and author of Be More Pirate, Sam Conniff Allende, to talk us through the ideas in his book, challenge our thinking and answer our questions.

    Posted on Jun 15th 2018
  • Breakfast at Dishoom with Anisah Osman Britton

    Founder of 23 Code Street, Anisah Osman Britton, talked to us about diversity in the workplace and how she is making coding accessible to women.

    Posted on Jun 13th 2018
  • Job openings at YCN

    We're currently recruiting for a Senior Editor and Programme Manager for Mentoring.

    Posted on Jun 4th 2018
  • New to the YCN Library

    Five new additions to the YCN Library, with highlights from lateral thinker Edward de Bono, columnist Tom Hodgkinson and business guru Richard Koch.

    Posted on May 29th 2018
  • Design for Breakfast at Dishoom with Jessica Seaton

    On 23rd May we were joined by members for breakfast at Dishoom with Jessica Seaton of TOAST, to explore connections between creativity, food and place.

    Posted on May 23rd 2018
  • Views on Voice

    As part of our ongoing ZX.YCN programme, we explored the latest opportunities offered by voice-activated devices, as well as the challenges this new technology presents.

    Posted on May 18th 2018
  • Wake up and Draw

    On 9th of May, we gathered at Shoreditch House Library for an illustratively invigorating morning in the hands of the brilliant Scriberia.

    Posted on May 9th 2018
  • New to the YCN Library

    The latest addition to the YCN Library is The Magazine Blueprint, from writer, designer and publisher Conor Purcell.

    Posted on May 6th 2018
  • Sector Briefing — Beauty

    In the first of our new Sector Briefing event series, we heard from three experts on what we can learn from the fast-paced world of beauty.

    Posted on May 4th 2018
  • New business with Small Spark Theory

    On 3rd of May we helped member Lucy Mann to programme a panel exploring the value of 'marginal gains' to agency marketing and new business.

    Posted on May 4th 2018
  • The Value of Purpose

    We invited members to join us in the Library at Shoreditch House to hear three speakers discuss the benefits and value of establishing purpose in business.

    Posted on Apr 27th 2018
  • Popcorn Done Properly

    PROPERCORN has collaborated with seven different artists from around the globe for the launch of its new visual aesthetic.

    Posted on Apr 25th 2018
  • Member stories: StudioXAG

    In this short film, StudioXAG founders Gemma Ruse and Xavier Sheriff describe the power of windows, and how they create "shareable moments" in the world of retail.

    Posted on Apr 18th 2018
  • Talking Shop — Placemaking

    Members joined us at Hammerson's King's Cross offices to hear three practitioners share their perspectives on planning and designing destinations with purpose and personality.

    Posted on Apr 17th 2018
  • Better Creative Briefing

    We began April's focus on creative relationships by opening up a conversation around the best practice in creative briefing, and how to get projects successfully underway.

    Posted on Apr 17th 2018
  • SODA Review

    Member SODA has launched the first of its new publication, which showcases its design process, strategic thinking and crossover forms between architecture, design and brand environment.

    Posted on Apr 12th 2018

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Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting Nick Defty on nd@ycn.org.