On the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6heads meet for an informal drink and discussion.
This happens at the organic pub The Duke of Cambridge in Angel Islington. I will try to recreate some elements of my first encounter with a happy bunch of the 6heads, in this very simple and humble set up that was auspicious for conversations and ideas to emerge.
At first sight, this is: a charming pub, spacious room, flowers on the tables, subdued and enlightened atmosphere, a small dozen of smiling faces around the long wooden table, chatting while waiting for more to join.
Each monthly gathering begins with a one minute innovation show and tell.
Members can share what is inspiring them at the moment and get to know each other. This is especially nice when you’re new to a group that has been going for 6 years already! Indeed, the 6heads group was founded in 2011 by 6 MSc students from Imperial College. (And by the way, we would love to have you to celebrate the 6 years of 6heads on 20th November: great speakers, inspiring evening to #unlocktheimpossible, register here.)
Let’s go back to the pub, let’s show and tell….
Soon enough, I picked a postcard I luckily had in my handbag (advert from a Parisian restaurant….) to take rapid notes of the diverse insightful contributions.
Among those contributions, the below were explained, quoted, mentioned:
- Using chicken feathers to make products
- Project Drawdown book: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming
- Forum for the Future
- 3 principles of permaculture
- Prêt a Mangers water bottle – a challenge to be launched: what if they stopped selling it?
- The UNLEASH Lab 2017 event in Denmark: nine days to create real, scalable solutions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
- Walking on the GR20, a long distance trail that traverses Corsica diagonally from north to south
So I brought back (almost unreadable) notes about many ideas, concepts, books titles… but the sum of those is less that the total of what this informal gathering brought me that night: a feeling that through exchange, shared learning, we can go a bit further towards understanding and building a sustainable future.
And the will to learn more!
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Unlock the Impossible: “How can collaboration and community mainstream change?” / #UNLOCKTHEIMPOSSIBLE
Monday 20th November from 6.30 – 9.00 pm – an exploration, inspiration and celebration.