Backing to scale our activities closer to home

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been granted two years funding from Nesta and the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to actively promote Restart Parties and spread community repair across England.

Ada Lovelace, 19th century programmer

Restart Radio: Ada Lovelace Day and the stories of women in STEM

In this episode, Janet and Isabel interview Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of the Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), which annually supports and increases the visibility of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

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Restart Radio Takeover: Why we replace our phones

In our monthly Radio “takeover”, we have Ben Skidmore, Panda and Steve Cook discussing our relationship with phones. What makes us replace them and how can they last for longer? We discuss repairability and software support looking at the latest smartphones.

bracelets made of keyboard keys

Restart Radio: Repairing in school and Apple’s “zero waste”

Janet and Ugo talk with Estefania Suquilanda, who is introducing repair into a girls’ school in New York. We then discuss Apple’s recent claims on being zero waste and the recent ‘Right to repair’ movement in California.

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Restart Radio: Elinor Ostrom and the commons

Janet and Neil interview Derek Wall about his new book on Elinor Ostrom: “Rules for Radicals”. We discuss Ostrom’s view of the “commons” and how people can organise themselves to manage community resources.