About us

The Long + Short was a free digital magazine, telling stories of innovation. It was published by Nesta, the global innovation foundation.

The Long + Short launched in September 2014. It closed in March 2017. 

The Long + Short staff

Publisher Simon Morrison
Editor Larry Ryan
Consultant Editor Charles Leadbeater
Assistant Editor Jeremy Kingsley
Sub editor Xanthe Sylvester
Tech Site built and designed by Nice and Serious
Original editorial design and branding Mark Porter Associates


Nesta is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.

Nesta is dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, with activities ranging from early stage investment to in-depth research and practical programmes.

To find out more about Nesta, meet the people that work here, and see how you can become part of the team, visit nesta.org.uk.

Nesta is a charity registered in England and Wales with charity no. 1144091 and in Scotland with no. SC042833, and also a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7706036. Our registered address is 58 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DS. Why not drop in and say hello or call us on 020 7438 2500.

Contact us

[email protected]
020 7438 2500



Using our content

Our stories are published under a Creative Commons licence, allowing you to copy, distribute and use our work for any purpose. Find out more about republishing our stories.

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