imagine2027: Book now for major 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 have been bringing nationally-recognized thought-leaders to Cambridge to give personal, positive views on how Britain can be better and fairer in 2027.

2017 Events (see the recordings here

Ann Pettifor – Fair Economy, 12 October 2017
Danny Dorling – Fair Education, 19 October 2017
Sir Michael Marmot – Fair Health, 9 November 2017
Helen Margetts – Social Media & Equality, 16 November 2017

2018 Events (as at December 2017, but check website and EventBrite for updates)

Kate Raworth – Transforming economics for a thriving 2027, 18 Jan 2018
Prof Guy Standing – Basic Income, 1 February 2018
George Monbiot – A New Politics of Belonging, 22 February 2018
Faiza Shaheen – Class and Social Mobility, 8 March 2018
Ava Vidal – Feminism & Fairness, 22 March 2018 (postponed from 30 Nov 2017)
Hermann Hauser – Technology for Social Good, 5 April 2018
Richard Murphy – Why Tax can change Everything by 2027, 26 April 2018

(Owen Jones, Helena Kennedy and more to follow)

Why do this?

The imagine2027 series is an opportunity to explore the issues that affect us all through a positive, upbeat lens of how a better future could look.

We say:

A good society has no slaves, no underclass.  Everyone has a fair chance and a fair share.  Yet in Britain today, nothing is fair anymore.  Everything is connected – we need to look holistically at fairer sharing of:

  • FINANCIAL RESOURCES and security, wealth, income, liability to taxation
  • POLITICAL INFLUENCE, rights to be heard, freedom from interference, and access to justice
  • OPPORTUNITY, education and social mobility
  • SOCIAL INCLUSION, status and participation in work
  • LIVING CONDITIONS, housing, health and access to services.

Opportunity is shared unfairly, outcomes keep it like that.  Inequality is getting worse, and  this hurts all of us.  ‘Economic growth’ is helpful – but not when the gains all go to the top.  Collective wellbeing depends far more on how the fruits of prosperity are shared out.  When we share our prosperity, we also share our values, respect, experiences, and spaces.

Wellbeing is infectious.  We flourish together, or our society rots. A thriving country is at heart a community, not a business. A society is not a zero-sum game but a collaborative venture in which fairer sharing raises the well-being of everyone. Prosperity follows.

If you are interested to take part in planning and organising the series please email us at volunteer@imagine2027.org.uk.

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