Society management

An academic from Lancaster University takes on the role of the Royal Society of Arts

An academic from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) has played a leading role in bringing together Lancashire members of a prestigious global learned society with others in the north of England.

Dr Pavel Bogolyubov, Senior Researcher in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology, has been appointed Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Organizer for North Lancashire and Cumbria.

The RSA is over 260 years old and has over 30,000 members worldwide, with around 300 spread between Preston and the Cumbrian border with Scotland.

Its goal is to promote and deliver solutions for lasting social change, with a focus on areas such as the future of work and a membership base that includes community champions, entrepreneurs, academics and professionals – anyone willing to meet the challenges of society.

Dr Bogolyubov, an RSA Fellow – following in the footsteps of Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, Charles Dickens, Adam Smith and even Karl Marx – hopes the North Lancashire and Cumbria chapter can help tackle issues such as shelter in Cumbria and social regeneration in the Morecambe Bay region.

“It is an honor to work with the Royal Society of Arts to help bring its members together across North Lancashire and Cumbria,” said Dr Bogolyubov. “In my work, I share many convictions with the RSA, in the desire to improve people’s lives and the world of work.

“The work of LUMS and RSA complement each other – both organizations strive to solve global problems for the benefit of society – and by bringing LUMS and RSA together, we can build on each other’s strengths and ensure impact in the real world.”

Professor Claire Leitch, Acting Executive Dean of LUMS, added: “We are delighted that Pavel has taken on this new role at the Royal Society of Arts, which will help strengthen the relationship between RSA and LUMS. We share many common goals, and working with the RSA and its members in North Lancashire and Cumbria can only help advance both of our causes. »

One of Dr. Bogolyubov’s first steps in his role is to bring together members from across the region for a series of events. He is launching regular meetings for members of the society, as well as their friends and business relations, starting this spring. Events will include both seminars and panel discussions on important issues, as well as more informal meetings.

The first event will take place on Thursday, February 10, starting at 6 p.m., at Lancaster University Management School. Speakers will be Professor Jane O’Brien, LUMS Associate Dean for Engagement, and RSA Scholar Rachel Holliday, from Time to Change (West Cumbria), a community benefit society which aims to tackle homelessness. shelter in West Cumbria through the provision of a 24 hour emergency service. accommodation.