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Educational Inequalities and Covid-19 – Phoebe Campbell, Varsity

The closure of schools during the pandemic lockdown has had a massive impact on the educational outcomes of this generation of schoolchildren.  Those that were already disadvantaged found themselves hampered even further, not least by the digital divide that has been sharply highlighted by the demands of home-schooling. Phoebe Campbell, a second year Classics student

After the Virus: Ensuring No Community and No-One Is Left Behind

What happens next after Covid-19?  Will there be a ‘new normal’?  How should local government change?  How can we harness the power of local mobilisation seen during the crisis? Here we reproduce an article published on www.globaldashboard.org by two leading Cambridge City Councillors, with the permission of one of the authors Cllr Anna Smith, which

Inequality, Climate Change, and Covid-19 too by Kimon Roussopoulos

As part of our response to Covid-19 we asked for articles, blogposts and new research on helping us to understand the impact of Covid-19 on inequality and highlighted four specific themes that we would like to explore: universal basic income, climate change, mental health, and food. We are inviting you to read and comment and

Basic Income During Quarantine by John McCone

As part of our response to Covid-19 we asked for articles, blogposts and new research on helping us to understand the impact of Covid-19 on inequality and highlighted four specific themes that we would like to explore: universal basic income, climate change, mental health and food. The first of our contributions is from John McCone

Tariq Sadiq: Equality must be at heart of Greater Cambridge Local Plan

The Cambridge Commons Chair Tariq Sadiq called for equality to be at the heart of the Greater Cambridge Local Plan at the February debate at the Corn Exchange. He argued for genuinely affordable housing, measures to address fuel poverty and broad community involvement. The event attracted a large audience to hear six local speakers share

TRUE TALES OF CAMBRIDGE: ‘BEHIND THE SUCCESS STORIES’ by Susan Buckingham

This article is an edited version of a speech that Susan Buckingham gave at the launch event of True Tales for Change – A Project for a Fairer Future on 11th January 2020. Susan Buckingham is a researcher and writer on gender and environmental justice. If you knew nothing about Cambridge except the introduction from

What we learned from our storytelling workshops in Cambridge

Story teller and workshop facilitator Glenys Newton shares her reflections on a series of storytelling workshops in Cambridge as part of the ‘True Tales for Change‘ project. I have always been passionate about people’s stories and that everyone should have a chance to tell their story, whatever it may be. I am passionate about listening

2020 Vision By Tariq Sadiq

Our new Chair, Tariq Sadiq, shares his vision for TCC over the next year, into 2020. “I feel privileged to follow in the footsteps of outgoing Chair,  George Weyman, who with the Steering Committee has taken great steps to engage with the wider community and to develop exciting new Cambridge Commons initiatives, such as the

Blog – Meetup: Cambridge City Council’s Anti-poverty Strategy

As part of our regular meetups, The Cambridge Commons invites speakers to discuss their work related to inequality in Cambridge. At our most recent event, we were delighted to be joined by David Kitson and Helen Crowther talking about the City Council’s Anti-poverty Strategy including Helen’s role as Equality and Anti-poverty Officer. What are the

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