In the News

Hilary Cottam has been interviewed regularly by the mainstream press and been featured as a commentator on the Today Programme, Newsnight, Woman’s Hour, PM, Breakfast TV and Talk Sport.

In 2004 the Observer chose Hilary as a ‘Policy Guru’, one of 80 Britons who would “define the country’s culture, politics and economics for a generation.”  In 2009 Fast Company in the US referred to her as a ‘design guru’.

Here are some recent press articles:

2010 Participle’s ageing work seen as best design of the decade in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/28/arts/28iht-design28.html?_r=1

2009 Participle’s work on loneliness and ageing in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/dec/22/loneliness-at-christmas-public-services.

2009  How to cut spending without being cruel, Participle’s work in the Times http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/camilla_cavendish/article6531298.ece

2009 Business Week champions Hilary’s speech at Davos http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/NussbaumOnDesign/archives/2009/02/davos_versus_te.html/

2008 Hilary in Fast Company http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/130/mission-critical.html

2008 http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/01/25/arts/design28.php Hilary’s Davos speech in the International Herald Tribune

Newsnight: The Best Public Services in the World
Wednesday 13 September
http://news.bbc.co.uk Radio 4Today Programme:

What are MPs for?
July 20 2006-10-03
http://www.bbc.co.uk

Unlocking their creativity
Public Magazine
Joanna Clarke-Jones
Tuesday May 30 2006
http://www.guardian.co.uk

Reform need not mean privatisation if public services are localised
The Guardian
Jonathan Freedland
Wednesday May 17 2006
http://www.guardian.co.uk

Go back to school – in jail, 
The Times
Camilla Cavendish
Thursday March 23 2006
http://www.nexis.com

Inside creative media: Profile: Award winner has designs on life 
The Guardian – Inside Media Supplement
Clare Goff
Monday January 23 2006
http://www.nexis.com

MacArthur leads seven to shape the nation, 
The Times
Gary Duncan
Monday January 9 2006
http://www.nexis.com

Politics of the drawing board
Observer
Geraldine Bedell
Sunday November 27 2005
http://arts.guardian.co.uk

Failed by his friends; When New Labour asked Lord Rogers to plan our cities’ future, his report was shelved. Now he has published a new set of findings. But where is the will to match his vision?
The Evening Standard
Jonathan Freedland
Thursday November 24 2005
http://www.nexis.com

‘Absolutely no set meal times’
Society Guardian
Hilary Cottam
Wednesday July 20, 2005
http://society.guardian.co.uk

Design your own revolution
Observer
Charles Leadbeater
Sunday June 19 2005
http://www.guardian.co.uk

Radical vision is secret of inspired solutions 
The Times
Anna Konig
Tuesday June 14 2005
http://www.nexis.com

Design award row engulfs ‘super school’
Observer
Deyan Sudjic
Sunday June 12 2005
http://education.guardian.co.uk

Design award winner no shaper of ‘things’
The Guardian
Richard Jinman
Friday June 10 2005
http://www.guardian.co.uk

Top marks for school designer 
The Evening Standard
June 10, 2005
http://www.nexis.com

Socially connected
Society Guardian
Alison Benjamin
Wednesday May 25 2005
http://society.guardian.co.uk

The blue sky issue: the brains brigade; can’t come up with any inspired notions of your own? Don’t fret – 
The Independent
Ed Caesar
Monday April 4, 2005
http://www.nexis.com

Review 
The Times Higher Education Supplement 
Raphael Salkie
March 18 2005 
http://www.nexis.com

Dead end at the Design Museum 
The Evening Standard
Marcus Fairs
March 8 2005
http://www.nexis.com

Public services on RED alert
Society Guardian
David Brindle
Wednesday November 17 2004
http://society.guardian.co.uk

Please miss, can I have a detention?
Arts Guardian
Jonathan Glancey
Monday July 19 2004
http://arts.guardian.co.uk

The bright stuff
Observer
Robert Colvile
Sunday June 27 2004
http://observer.guardian.co.uk

On the verge
Observer
Lucy Siegle
Sunday May 18 2003
http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Ministers have new designs on classroom furniture 
Financial Times 
Jim Kelly
Friday February 28 2003
http://www.nexis.com

Designers unleash radical rethink of school furniture
Education Guardian
Martin Wainwright
Friday February 28 2003
http://education.guardian.co.uk

Just Move On Up (2020 VISION: PART THREE)
The Times Educational Supplement
Harvey McGavin
January 31, 2003 http://www.nexis.com

Focus Head transforms ‘Blackboard Jungle’ into exam success; model school for the 21st century 
Julia Hartley Brewer
Sunday Express 
December 22 2002 http://www.nexis.com

Schools Fitted For Heroes 
The Times Educational Supplement
Hilary Cottam
November 29 2002 
http://www.nexis.com

In the nick of time
The Guardian
Hilary Cottam
Wednesday July 17 2002
http://www.guardian.co.uk

More big brother ‘than porridge’ – Welcome to the 21st-century prison 
Independent on Sunday
Robert Booth
Sunday July 14 2002
http://www.nexis.com

Bedrooms to replace cells in Big Brother-style jails
Observer
Geraldine Bedell
Sunday July 14 2002
http://www.guardian.co.uk

The new breed of policy wonk is a doer and a thinker 
Sunday Times
Ed Vaizey
Sunday July 14 2002
http://www.nexis.com

Better buildings, better schooling 
The Daily Telegraph 
Hilary Cottam
Wednesday June 13 2001
http://www.nexis.com/research

I think we should do…
Education Guardian
Jonathan Freedland
Wednesday April 18, 2001
http://education.guardian.co.uk

Space rage 
Education Guardian
Gary Younge
Tuesday January 9, 2001
http://education.guardian.co.uk

Time to spend a penny (or 2)
Education Guardian
John Carvel
Tuesday November 23 1999
http://education.guardian.co.uk