blog

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?

Find out more
Kwame Anthony Appiah
blog

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.

Find out more
Social Investment in Education (via Flickr comedy_nose)
blog

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

"To address poverty systematically and effectively it is essential to know its extent and character" Philip Alston… https://t.co/wn2xkJM3QV

4 hours ago