Swimming 1000 miles down the Lower Missouri River

Swimming 1000 miles down the Lower Missouri River

Em is a great friend of Esc and is about to embark upon an exciting new adventure with Dave Cornthwaite. She’s an adventure nut who was born during an earthquake in Chile. She’s traveled every spare second she can after quitting headhunting and set out to become...

Meet Kelly, Esc’s Lead Front-End Developer & UI Designer

Kelly hails all the way from Aotearoa (for the non-Kiwis – that’s what we call New Zealand). She can code up a storm and has a gift at making screens look so stunning that often we just sneak a peek at her computer, and get really excited about the future...
Escape the City? Why not Escape to Hub Westminster?

Escape the City? Why not Escape to Hub Westminster?

A message from our friends at the Hub Westminster – register your interest in membership here. At the HUB, people from every profession, background and culture are being united by one thing: the imagination and drive to pursue enterprising ideas for the world....
Intro to the London startup scene

Intro to the London startup scene

A recap from last night‘s event with Rob Fitzpatrick. I always feel so engaged, entertained and educated when I hear one of Rob’s talks – he makes the room laugh, yet everyone walks away feeling smarter. We’ll have the video available soon (currently being...
Using Kickstarter to Escape the City

Using Kickstarter to Escape the City

Mike studied biomedical engineering at Tufts University in Boston and stayed for a Masters in Engineering Management, taking on a fellowship to help pay for both. As a result of this fellowship, he locked down a “great job” for a stint of three years. I’ll let...

“How to make a big career change” – VIDEO

If you couldn’t make it to last week’s event, here’s what you missed. We’re always looking to improve how overseas members (who can’t make it to the London events) experience talks like these – in future, we’ll definitely be...
6 Alternative Ways to Spend Christmas

6 Alternative Ways to Spend Christmas

Temporary escapes are a great way to clear your head without necessarily leaving the security of a full-time job. I saw this comment on one of our Esc Facebook groups over the weekend: random thought… do you guys know of a good retreat during christmas...
Running towards confusion

Running towards confusion

At Wednesday’s event on career change, one member asked the speakers: How long did it take you to find what you were looking for?  Her general gist: ‘I work at an intense job, I barely have any spare time for reflection and experimentation, and maybe...

5 Things We Learned at Last Night’s Event

Thanks to everyone who emailed me with feedback about last night’s event – glad it was inspiring! As I’ve mentioned, we’re moving into a new phase of events with Escape the City, and we’re very open to ideas and feedback on what...