Monday, May 24, 2004

BBC iCan

Innovative, as ever, the BBC has been quietly developing a new approach to putting issues instantly "on air". Grahame's topical and tragic note (below) seems ideal for immediate release and inclusion on beta iCan. Read the iCan aims and objectives.

Grahame Soffe, ARA Chairman, reports today:
"Bryn Walters and I rushed down to Shillingstone, just NW of Blandford Forum, Dorset, at the weekend, to see a huge "new" Roman villa that has turned up there; big rescue archaeology emergency - only _5 weeks for volunteers_ to complete as much excavation as possible before our heritage is obliterated by a new housing estate. Might it be an idea to put out an Association statement on the ARA website? The ARA may agree to assist with a grant; the Board must meet to finalise this. I'll update this report asap."

Let us enter the new iCan avenue of empowerment and campaigning. The ARA's substantial reputation is built upon direct action . . sometimes "indirect action" sending SOS messages to the right people at the right time . . to save our history and heritage from builders, bureaucrats, and the plough.


At 24 May 2004 at 08:58, Blogger modusoperandi said...

Here's a current request from iCan: "The BBC is about to do some research to help improve iCan. We're interested in hearing from you - particularly if you're a newer visitor to iCan. So even if you're not entirely sure what iCan is, you could really help us. All you'd need to do is come along for an informal chat at a BBC building in London." [Respond via the iCan homepage.]

At 24 May 2004 at 15:12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All about Shillingstone:

At 27 June 2004 at 10:22, Blogger modusoperandi said...

*see update posting re Shillingstone in this blog June 27th '04; title: _Anecitus_


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