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Moving Forward from Nurturing Potential  

Issue 07 - November 2013


From our Friends

Stories and information received from friends and colleagues that we hope our readers will find informative and interesting 


On November 21, 2013   Ruth Carneson's work will be exhibited at the Alive Cafe in Muizenberg, South Africa with the title "Back on Track". . . More

Pressure of work and domestic concerns have obliged Sylvia to withdraw from her regular feature and support for Nurturing Potential.  We hope this may prove to be a temporary respite and wish her all success.


I continue to enjoy the offerings at Bromley Little Theatre more than I can express.  The most recent was Neil Simon's Plaza Suite . . . More

My really exciting news is that I've accepted an invitation to attend dear friend and colleague Lynn Carneson McGregor's 70th birthday celebrations in Cape Town in January.  I swore off overseas travel some years ago - after half-a-lifetime spent in airport lounges - but this was one invitation I couldn't refuse!


Click on the names below to see what these colleagues are doing at present.





Click here for biographical data of some current and past contributors reproduced from our specimen issue.

Click the ASPEN logo below for Joe Sinclair's personal website


Reflections, Actions and Prospects


The New Nurturing Potential Issue 3, the Autumn issue, was duly published in September 2013.

The next issue - Winter 2013 - is scheduled for publication towards the end of December 2013.

In the meantime, we hope you will avoid withdrawal symptoms with the aid of this issue of Potential Unleashed.


We have created Nurturing Potential groups on both the Facebook and the LinkedIn social networking sites.  So far we have a disappointing number of members, that suggests (and we don't think this is being naively modest) we may not have advertised it appropriately on the sites, or have made it difficult for applicants to sign-up for membership.  If you have any information or suggestions to support this, please let us know, using our direct email link .


The Winter 2013 issue of Nurturing Potential will feature the conclusion of the main theme of Teamwork.

Amongst other articles that have been commissioned or promised are

In the Education Section

Reinforcement Theory - using "positive reinforcements," to maintain discipline in schools and strategies to deal with bad behaviour.

In the Arts Section

Social Networking - what are the pros and cons of social networking?  Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn . . . there are a multitude of options for people who want to get together with other people.  But to what purpose?  What does it provide - and to whom - that is not available elsewhere?  What are the risks?  What are the potential rewards?

For one of the more extreme examples of the risks, click here

In the Book Review Section

The right-hand column starts with a list of books we have received for review in the next issue of New Nurturing Potential.  If you would like to review any of these, please let us know.  If the link takes you to the publisher's home page only, just feed the title into the publisher' search box.

We are looking for contributions in the form of articles, or "Letters to the Editor" on these or - indeed - any other subjects for inclusion in the next issue of New Nurturing Potential.   Last date for contributions is December 15, 2013. 



If you would like to collaborate with us, please get in touch with Joe Sinclair via contact details at the foot of this page.


Click below to access previous issues of Potential Unleashed 

 Issue 01

Issue 02

Issue 03

Issue 04

Issue 05

Issue 06




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The following books have been received for review. Click on titles for publishers' information.  Please advise if you are interested.
Careless Thought Costs Lives by Janet Radcliffe Richards Published by OUP

Little Book of Demons by Ramsey Dukes - Published by Aeon

On What Matters  in two volumes by Derek Parfit  Published by OUP

Homo Mysterious - Evolutionary puzzles of human nature   by David  P. Barash, PhD  Published by OUP

The Goldilocks Planet by Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams - Published by OUP

Effective Management in Practice by Robin Wensley - Published by Sage Publishing

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Management Research  by Emma Bell and Richard Thorpe - Published by Sage Publishing




Titles that are already scheduled for review in the next issue of Nurturing Potential are the following:

Stillness in a Mobile World  Edited by David Bissell and Gillian Fuller.  Published by Routledge

Challenging Knowledge, Sex and Power by June Mills et al. Published by Routledge

Child Protection and Child Welfare.  Edited by Penelope Welbourne and John Dixon. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Exploiting Childhood.  Edited by Jim Wild.  Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers


BOOK REVIEWS    Click to access this section)

The following books are reviewed in this issue of Potential Unleashed and may be repeated in New Nurturing Potential Issue 3

Sociolinguistics by John Edwards - OUP Very Short Introduction

Mindful Therapeutic Care for Children by Dr Joanna North. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Leadership A Critical Text  by Simon Western   Published by Sage Publishing

No One's World  by Charles A. Kupchan Published by OUP 

50 Great Myths About Atheism by Russell Blackford and Udo Schklenk - Published by Wiley-Blackwell

Cyberbullying and E-Safety - What Educators and Other Professionals Need to Know - by Adrienne Katz - Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Cosmopolitanism -  Uses of the Idea by Zlatko Skrbis and Ian Woodward. Published by Sage

A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning  by Ray Jackendoff Published by OUP [preliminary review only]


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