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We ask scientists “What are you optimistic about?” Over 130 have told us. And we publish what they say.

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The Forum is about Food & Cities: Birmingham 2050 — regional scientists bending their minds on the matter.

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Over 220 great people involved . . .

I’m writing an update on what’s been going on with us over the last few months. As part of this, I’ve done some adding up.

Over 220 people have been involved one way or t’other. 124 of these are scientists, including social scientists —and of these, 72 are Professors. 46 non-scientists also participated in workshops or other events. Another 9 are already involved on the Narrativium Projects. And a further 22 people have used their talents in a variety of ways to help everything along, from social media to facilitation, from analysing stuff to writing reports . . .

Look at ‘em! What stars they are, eh.

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