It’s right that we are in a state of permanent evolution, though it does mean sometimes we bite off more than we can chew, and i have to make sure we don’t spread ourselves too thinly, to mix metaphors horribly.
All our editorial meetings are open, and the picture above is of the one we held in Copenhagen with a bunch of very well-informed and committed people on the issue of climate change.
The Copenhagen meeting was very productive – the issues raised we would never have thought of, and there was enough to fill a month’s worth of programmes.
The only thing that particular group needed was our help in framing a question to house the debate they’d suggested with their knowledge and expertise.
You, the WHYS community are a varied and knowledgable bunch and you clearly set our agenda- that’s sort of the point.
But some of you are experts in science , medicine or the military or politics or whatever.
What i was thinking was whether we wanted to set up informal groupings of you around some of these subjects. Have a WHYS science group, or ethics or environment etc. Lubna , for example might wish to be part of a medical group and also one on Iraq.
You would sign up to one of the groups, talk to each other about subjects and issues you think we should be doing, and then lobby us for programme time.
This way the wider community ( i know i over-use that word so feel free to suggest an alternative) gets the benefit of your knowledge and we all end up better informed.
Tell me if you think this won’t work, i’m a big bloke and i can take it .
On another issue, we’re currently talking about a second daily edition of WHYS . What time works best for you ?
Happy New Year and thank you.