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A programme of events focusing on imagined futures on a range of topics related to inequality from leading speakers.

The Cambridge Commons (local affiliate of the Equality Trust) are running an 18-month programme aimed at building social fairness in the UK by 2027. The programme includes a series of public talks by leading thinkers on a variety of topics related to inequality. In Autumn 2017, speakers include: Ann Pettifor,  Director of Prime (Policy Research in Macroeconomics) and fellow of the New Economics Foundation, ‘A socially just economy in the year 2027’;  Danny Dorling, Professor of Human Geography at Oxford, on ‘Education, Equality and Everything Else: A Fairer England in 2027’,  Sir Michael Marmot discusses the Health Gap between rich and poor, and what can be done to reduce it over the next decade; and Helen Margetts, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, ‘Winner takes all, but everyone can win: How social media can work for greater equality in 2027’. 

For further details of individual events and registration go to:


About Us

We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

Contact us if you are interested in joining the initiative or would like to know more. 

Upcoming events

Evidence is Not Enough: Towards a democratically legitimate role for evidence in health policymaking

Nov 24, 2017

Large Seminar Room, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge

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