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The week we left the EU, in conversation with Joe Hayman

27 March 2019

5.30pm - 7.00pm

The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PF

On the 29th March 2019, Britain will leave the European Union following the Brexit vote. To coincide with this historic date, please join us on the 27th March 2019, two day’s before Britain’s historic departure, as we talk with the author, Joe Hayman and explore themes from his latest book ‘British Journey’. ‘British Journey’ which... Find out more

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Community Wellbeing Index

The Co-op Community Wellbeing Index is the first measure of community wellbeing at a neighbourhood level across all four nations of the UK. Our partnership with the Co-operative Group began in 2017 when we delivered research on community wellbeing, feeding into the Index. This work builds on over a decade of work across The Young Foundation exploring wellbeing,... Find out more

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In Conversation with Will Storr

21 February 2019

5.30pm - 7.00pm

The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PF

** Please note that this event is now fully booked, please email us hello@youngfoundation.org to go on our waiting list.**   Join us on February 21st at 5.30pm for an evening with author and journalist Will Storr to talk about his most recent book “Selfie: How the West became Self-obsessed”. We are living in an age of... Find out more

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What has merit?

To coincide with the University of Nottingham’s debate about the state of meritocracy in contemporary Britain (24 October 2018), CEO Helen Goulden share her thoughts and asks what has merit?

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Kwame Anthony Appiah
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The Red Baron

In moving toward the meritocratic ideal, we have imagined that we have retired the old encrustations of inherited hierarchies. As the sociologist Michael Young knew, that’s not the real story.

- writes Kwame Anthony Appiah in 'The Red Baron' for The New York Review of Books.

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Social Investment in Education (via Flickr comedy_nose)
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Launching cohort seven of The Young Academy

We’re pleased to welcome eight new initiatives to the Young Academy’s accelerator programme for early-stage social ventures tackling educational inequalities. Through the Accelerator, participants will attend intensive workshops and receive one-to-one support from social impact experts, volunteer advisors and education sector leaders. Our goal is to create a space for ideas and projects to be... Find out more

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