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Danny Dorling: ‘Stop the stupid competition between schools to bring down inequality’

Danny Dorling: ‘Stop the stupid competition between schools to bring down inequality’

Danny Dorling made an impassioned plea for a better education system in the UK at the second in our series of visionary talks on fairness, imagine2027. The Oxford Professor of Geography showed how inequalities in his… Read more »

‘Global finance should serve the real economy, not the other way round’ – Ann Pettifor kicks of imagine2027

‘Global finance should serve the real economy, not the other way round’ – Ann Pettifor kicks of imagine2027

Economist Ann Pettifor got the imagine2027 series off to a cracking start with a call to rein in global finance in order to build a more stable, fairer economy. The director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics… Read more »

For The Common Good: Tackling Inequality In Cambridge

For The Common Good: Tackling Inequality In Cambridge

On the 19th July this year the Steering Committee of The Cambridge Commons suspended its usual monthly agenda to conduct a critical self-assessment. It was three years almost to the day since a handful of us,… Read more »

McStrike workers’ mission will benefit us all

McStrike workers’ mission will benefit us all

As people of Cambridge, we should applaud the McDonald’s workers in Newmarket Road. The first staff at the firm to strike in UK history, they are leading the way on behalf of millions of workers across… Read more »

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 »

The Cambridge Commons in 2018: Our plans for mobilising local people against inequality

The Cambridge Commons in 2018: Our plans for mobilising local people against inequality

We recently met as a steering group of The Cambridge Commons to explore our strengths, weaknesses, and areas of focus.  This was a rare chance to think beyond our active projects, like the nationally significant work we’re doing on imagine2027. We agreed a… Read more »

Zero Carbon Cambridge vision wins funding from influential trust

Zero Carbon Cambridge vision wins funding from influential trust

We are delighted to have won a grant from the Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust to promote the vision of a zero-carbon Cambridge. The idea is to bring together a coalition of local civil society organisations to… Read more »

‘Cambridge deserves better’ – consortium to demand more consultation in Greater Cambridge Partnership

‘Cambridge deserves better’ – consortium to demand more consultation in Greater Cambridge Partnership

The Cambridge Commons has joined forces with a consortium of voluntary groups, parish councils and residents associations to lobby for changes to the City Deal. The consortium wants the now renamed ‘Greater Cambridge Partnership’ to offer greater… 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 »

Why ‘affordable’ housing is no longer affordable in Cambridge – discussion with Surjit Dhande from Cambridge Housing Association

Why ‘affordable’ housing is no longer affordable in Cambridge – discussion with Surjit Dhande from Cambridge Housing Association

Is it any wonder we have a housing crisis in Cambridge? At the last in our current series of ‘Our Cambridge’ cafe style discussion groups, Surjit Dhande from the Cambridge Housing Association explained how government policy… Read more »

Why City Deal should be paused to prevent widening of inequality in Cambridge

Why City Deal should be paused to prevent widening of inequality in Cambridge

The Cambridge Commons has decided to lobby the City Deal board to “pause” the road works and their infrastructure proposals in the light of crucial evidence given to the government Planning Inspector last week.   The inspector… Read more »

Mental Health – The silent crisis. A discussion with Jeannette Harding

Mental Health – The silent crisis. A discussion with Jeannette Harding

  Jeannette Harding has been a long term user of mental health services and a mental health professional. Our Mental Health Trust also created a unique award to acknowledge her work as a campaigner and educator…. Read more »

Affordable housing in Cambridge – Surjit Dhande from Cambridge Housing Society

Affordable housing in Cambridge – Surjit Dhande from Cambridge Housing Society

Join us for a meetup on affordable housing in Cambridge at Lower Hall behind Livingstone’s Cafe on Saturday 8 July, 11am. Surjit Dhande from the Cambridge Housing Society will be discussing the current crisis in affordable… 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 »

Cambridge Commons hustings on inequality opens new space in discussion of city future

Cambridge Commons hustings on inequality opens new space in discussion of city future

Voters in Cambridge spent an evening discussing local issues with mayoral candidates in a new hustings format for the campaign.     Attendees were given a chance to sit with candidates in small groups around tables, introducing the topics… Read more »

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