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Plans to close children’s centres shows we are not ‘serious about tackling inequality’ – Zeichner

Plans to close children’s centres shows we are not ‘serious about tackling inequality’ – Zeichner

The proposed closure of four Cambridge children’s centres shows we are not serious about tackling inequality and improving family health, according to local MP Daniel Zeichner. The MP was responding to proposals outlined in a consultation currently available… Read more »

imagine2027: Book now for major new series on inequality and unfairness in Britain

imagine2027: Book now for major new series on inequality and unfairness in Britain

Tickets are now available for the first events in our major new series on inequality and fairness, imagine2027. From October, we are bringing nationally-recognized thought-leaders to Cambridge to give personal, positive views on how Britain can be… Read more »

Equality Trust publishes manifesto for equality ahead of General Election

Equality Trust publishes manifesto for equality ahead of General Election

The Equality Trust has published a Manifesto for a Fairer Society with measures to address inequality. The manifesto covers work, tax, housing and education with some bold policies for candidates to sign up to. You can help… Read more »

Challenge the mayoral candidates on inequality and get beyond the spin

Challenge the mayoral candidates on inequality and get beyond the spin

We are hosting a conversation with mayoral candidates where you can get beyond the politician and meet the person inside. Taking place at the Friends Meeting House in Jesus Lane on Tuesday 25 April at 6.30pm,… Read more »

How a Cambridge social entrepreneur helped break the isolation and anxiety of parenthood for families in Kings Hedges

How a Cambridge social entrepreneur helped break the isolation and anxiety of parenthood for families in Kings Hedges

How can we help new parents to tackle feelings of of isolation and anxiety?   This was the central goal of the Kings Hedges Family Support Project set up by local social entrepreneur Pat Mackenzie 23 years ago. Speaking… Read more »

Latin graffiti is a wake up call for Cambridge

Latin graffiti is a wake up call for Cambridge

The Cambridge News this month published our opinion piece arguing for reforms to the housing market to stop growing inequality in Cambridge. We say that the mysterious appearance of Latin graffiti on a new housing development on Fen Road… Read more »

‘How can we make a difference?’ Young people discuss housing, work and transport at Cambridge Commons event

‘How can we make a difference?’ Young people discuss housing, work and transport at Cambridge Commons event

Students from sixth form colleges in Cambridge called for a greater role in their city at a workshop organised by The Cambridge Commons. The event, dubbed Talkin bout Our Generation, gave 16-18 year olds a chance… Read more »

Our Cambridge: Discussion series to tackle family, schools, mental health & housing

Our Cambridge: Discussion series to tackle family, schools, mental health & housing

Jean Goodrick, 2017 Feb 05

Our Cambridge – 2017 Programme Second Saturday of each month: 11 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July 10.45am (for 11.00am start) – 12.00pm Lower Hall, St Andrew’s Baptist Church (behind LivingStones Cafe), 43 St… Read more »

Talkin Bout our Generation: Cambridge Commons to convene assembly for Millennials

Talkin Bout our Generation: Cambridge Commons to convene assembly for Millennials

People try to put us down, just because we get around. So sang The Who in 1965. What would be the Millennials’ version? With Brexit, a housing crisis and rising inequality, Millenials in Cambridge face an uncertain… Read more »

What’s our vision for Cambridge?

What’s our vision for Cambridge?

George Weyman, 2016 Sep 13

What is the vision of The Cambridge Commons?  What are our values and how will we apply them? How can we best work together to achieve these goals?These were among the… Read more »

Universal Credit – A Blunt Instrument

Universal Credit – A Blunt Instrument

Mark Page, 2015 Apr 20

Deborah Padfield argues that universal credit might look tidy on paper but the reality is that it does not recognise the complexity of our lives. Evangelical whackos like Ian Duncan Smith… Read more »

Social Mobility Does Not Exist

Social Mobility Does Not Exist

Mark Page, 2015 Feb 04

Want to assess the future prospects of your child? Well, you don’t need to worry too much about your talents, achievements or salary – nor those of the other parent. The… Read more »

Politics: What is it Good For?

Politics: What is it Good For?

Henry Tam, 2015 Jan 24

In the run-up to the general elections, a new series of day schools on the theme of “Politics: What is it Good For?” will be rolled out from February 2015 to… Read more »

Educating Fodder

Educating Fodder

Henry Tam, 2015 Jan 24

For those fearing feral youth behaviour (according to the November 2011 ICM poll conducted for Barnados, 44% of the UK population believe young people are “becoming feral”), fodder education can seem… Read more »

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