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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, starting in Autumn 2017.  Past speakers: Ann Pettifor,  Director of Prime (Policy Research in Macroeconomics) and fellow of the New Economics Foundation, on austerity economics;  Danny Dorling, Professor of Human Geography at Oxford, on education;  and Sir Michael Marmot, who discusses the Health Gap between rich and poor.  Future speakers include Helen Margetts, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, ‘How social media and Big Data can work for greater equality in 2027’; Ava Vidal, comedian and commentator, on Intersectional Feminism; and then in 2018 Kate Raworth on transforming economics; Guy Standing on universal basic income; George Monbiot on a new politics of belonging; Faiza Shaheen on class and social mobility; Hermann Hauser on technology for social good; and Richard Murphy on fair taxation.  Further speakers to be announced.

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