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Welcome back to Doteveryone's Society in the Loop newsletter! This is our third edition but in case you missed any of the previous versions you can catch-up here.

Last month we featured the first of our "in conversation” series - interviews between people working in the social sector and those studying the impacts of tech - and Nikki Clegg, UK Portfolio Manager at the Big Lottery Fund met Karina Vold, Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.

This month, Rachel Kettlewell, Head of IT and Digital at the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Laura James, Entrepreneur In Residence at Cambridge University’s Trust and Technology initiative discuss some of the differences between the social sector and academia's approach to funding and some of the challenges these bring up. Read the full write-up of the interview here.

If you work in the social sector or you’re studying the impacts of tech and would like to feature in one of our future ‘in conversation’ interviews please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

And don't forget, we have limited spaces for our first ever Society in the Loop event at The Foundry, Vauxhall on 14 September! Find out more and apply to attend here.

Happy reading!

Cassie Robinson 

👨‍💻 Work 👩‍💻

People (including the UN, Chukka Umunna and Harvey Nichols) still aren’t getting the message that unpaid internships aren’t fair and it’s a similar story for zero hours contracts, despite new research that banning them would help reduce the gender pay gap. The BBC has taken some steps to reduce theirs, but in the words of Jane Garvey, the pace of change is “absolutely glacial”. Tesco’s gender-pay chickens have also come home to roost as they face a hefty £4 billion bill. In short: pay people what they deserve!

⚖️ Rights and justice 

Following the news that the police’s use of facial recognition technologies is shockingly inaccurate (as featured in last month’s SITL), the Centre for Justice Innovation have explored what the public think about the increasing use of tech in our justice system. Their work paints a picture of a “punitive, fatalistic public” that see crime on the rise, but are optimistic about the potential of new technologies in the courts and policing. This will make good reading for the Home Office, who have recently outlined plans to increase the use of biometric tech in their work in their new Biometrics Strategy.

In other news, the University of Oxford’s Karen Snedker thinks we need a separate Justice System for people with mental health problems.

🏛️ Public institutions and accountability

Happy birthday to the NHS! 🎂 Everyone’s favourite septuagenarian is not ageing particularly gracefully but Nesta have some ideas for how it can improve before it gets a letter from the Queen.

And codes are the new black. As the folks over at DCMS involved in the internet safety strategy ponder over a code of conduct for social media companies, 5Rights are calling for an age-appropriate design code in their 
Disrupted Childhood report and NCVO have opened up a consultation on a Charity Sector Code of Ethics. This comes against a backdrop of declining trust in the charity sector (with the caveat that this trend is true for most of our institutions). The Charity Commission’s Trust in Charities, 2018 report has more details.

Collective actions

🌡️How mental health underpins climate change activism

🎒Start ‘em young: The role of formal education in fostering change-makers

🤡 Protested Trump? I hope you packed the face paint.

🍃 And this piece about how to be a gentle activist is lovely.

...and a little left-field 👈

This is the end: man designs an algorithm to take all his major life decisions.

The results of the first Hipster Index are in...

And Bono has the hots for the UN ❤️

🗣️ Have your say 🗣️

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