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NESTA and the Observer, along with some expert judges, identified Britain’s 50 New Radicals – the people and organisations who are changing Britain for the better; those applying fresh approaches in practical and scalable ways, through social, technological, scientific and artistic methods.

Here’s the full list – it’s worth checking out.


In a similar way to how Foreign Policy magazine chose the Arab Revolutionaries as their Top Global Thinker of 2011, the number one spot here goes to 3Space, an organisation that takes empty commercial properties and makes them available to charities, community groups, community organisations, and social enterprise for temporary projects free of charge. This shows that the radicals and revolutionaries of today are increasingly manifested in ideas and organisations that create positive change for the communities around them.