HVM are discussing Neural Interfaces with publics across the country. Read this news item to find out what neural interfaces are and why involvement in their future development is essential.Read More
Reflecting on what a privilege it is to facilitate a discussion for projects in the Big Lottery Fund’s Help through Crisis programme.Read More
Supporting people to think about how money raised from the National Lottery will make most difference to communities in Wales.Read More
HVM are on tour in Cairo! Lots to inspire us in our discussions with Ministry of Anitquities staff and museum managers from around Egypt.Read More
Excitement mounts at HVM as Anita and Henrietta head to Cairo in April to work with museum professionals and Ministry of Antiquites staff on their strategic planning.Read More
On 7th March the Royal Society published the report from HVM's 5 month programme exploring public attitudes to genetic technologies. The report in full and summary can be accessed here.Read More
A message from Anita, Henrietta and Tisna in our 12th anniversary year:
HVM is celebrating 12 years of social research, stakeholder engagement and capacity building. Find out more about what we've been up to, check out our refreshed website and how you can help us celebrate.Read More
HVM is delighted to be working with Sustainable Aviation, a collaboration of over 90% of UK airlines, airports and air navigation service providers, as well as all major UK aerospace manufacturers. We are in the process of designing and delivering a set of focus groups near the airports Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick.Read More
HVM is delighted to annouce that the Wellcome Trust has now published What's next for the future of our food, our health and our planet? The report summarises the findings from Chew it over a programme of dialogue interwoven with theatrical scenes commissioned as part of The Crunch.Read More
At HVM we're keen to grow our pool of facilitators and analysts for social research projects. We're looking for people as excited as we are by enabling people to be heard on emotionally challenging issues including climate change, the future of our food, our wellbeing and the arts and heritage that sustain our lives. So get in touch if your interested.Read More
The Crunch was a year long programme of public engagement. The report on the findings from the adults strand, Chew it over, will be published in the coming weeks. In the meantime you can get a flavour of what happened by watching the show reel and what was said in the soundbites. Read on to sign up to receive the report when it's been published.Read More
HVM recently facilitated a fascinating discussion on Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. The roundtable brought together academics working in the fields of disability and health. It was co-ordinated by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the content was presented by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). There is still time submit your views - if you are quick!Read More
On Saturday three HVM & R4C teams will visit Beamish in Co. Durham, the SS Great Britain in Bristol and Lincoln Cathedral on the last leg of our country tour focused on the heritage. For the last month we've been visiting heritage locations across the country to hear the views of National Lottery players on how their money should be allocated to the heritage good cause.Read More
Hopkins Van Mil is pleased to launch its new website with a whole new look and updated content.Read More
Our office is now closed until 3rd January. Anita, Henrietta and Tisna wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year. We look forward to seeing you again in 2017.
HVM is assisting The British Council’s Cultural Skills Unit for the second year in designing and facilitating an effective team building process for its team away days in January 2017. Under the banner to Do Less Better, HVM will work with the Cultural Skills team and other British Council colleagues to achieve greater clarity on the team’s position and priorities in the light of its new two year strategy and the British Council’s overall Arts Strategy.
HVM’s process design will include activities which will equip the team with a shared view on: opportunities and ways to do less with better impact; common ground and joint priorities with non-Cultural Skills colleagues; and an action plan for implementation of the new approach.
The intended outcomes of the process are, that the team will:
- Be inspired to Do Less Better and have a clear consensus around how to achieve greater impact
- Feel joint ownership of the direction of travel
- Will be inspired to work together and collaborate better