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January 2019

Community Wealth Building – London

January 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
London

Neil McInroy CEO of CLES, is facilitating the “Community Wealth Building: An Economy For All” workshops in conjunction with Stir to Action.  The workshop will be run twice, the second event takes place in London on 16 January 2019.

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Welfare After Beveridge: dependence

January 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
OLD THEATRE, OLD BUILDING

Economic inequality is increasing the dependance of ordinary people on institutions which do not have their welfare at heart. Yet children, the elderly, and the ill are necessarily dependent; mutual dependence is for everyone an ingredient of trust. We need a new logic of dependence. This is the first in a series of 4 public lectures that Richard Sennett will deliver on Welfare After Beveridge.

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Welfare after Beveridge: bare life

January 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
OLD THEATRE, OLD BUILDING

Basic income can provide the bare essentials of life permanently, or alternatively, could provide bursts of help at strategic moments of need.   An automated world disorients these concepts of basic income, because automation is radically altering the ways people can support themselves by work; new conditions of bare life are appearing in society. This is 1 in a series of 4 public lectures that Richard Sennett will deliver on Welfare After Beveridge.

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Welfare After Beveridge: sacrifices

January 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
OLD THEATRE, OLD BUILDING

The classic welfare state did not address itself to problems of consumption; there was not much to consume.  Today, climate change entails profound changes in consumption; everyone will have to make sacrifices, consuming less.  How should such necessary sacrifices change our thinking about the provision of welfare -- whose classic moral logic was to give people more, to expand aspiration, rather than to shrink desire. This is 1 in a series of 4 public lectures that Richard Sennett will deliver…

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February 2019

Welfare after Beveridge: state or civil society

February 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
OLD THEATRE, OLD BUILDING

Beveridge argued for the primacy of the state in providing welfare.  His critics then and since have argued for more support from civil society, from communal associations, churches, voluntary organisations.  This final lecture shows why obligations to others should be involuntary - and so why state support is fundamental.  The challenge is to cut free of the bureaucratic tangles and institutional corruption which afflict the welfare state today. This is 1 in a series of 4 public lectures that Richard…

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Northern Powerhouse Conference 2019

February 27, 2019
Park Plaza, Leeds

Following on from our conference in February of this year, we’ll be exploring the key themes of: devolution; investment in northern business and infrastructure; transport; education; and the rebalancing of the economy, with leading political and business figures and advocates of the Northern Powerhouse strategy.

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March 2019

Hexham Debates: Prosperity and Justice – A Plan for the New Economy.

March 9, 2019
Hexham

Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the New Economy. Sharing the findings from the Institute for Public Policy Research’s Commission on Economic Justice, challenging widening inequalities and systemic failings. Brexit; rapid technological change; globalisation; ageing population; and climate change. What can we do in the North East to implement some of the Commission’s recommendations? Sara Bryson Community Organiser for Tyne and Wear Citizens. A 2016 (North East Specialist) Clore Social Leadership Fellow, she served as one of 22 commissioners on…

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