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Cambridge Global Challenges


The ESRC are holding a series of workshops to explore the shape of a potential new research investment around Work.

The workshop will seek to gather views from academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners at all levels of government, the business sector and the third-sector on the following indicative themes:

  1. Emerging technologies, skills and training
  2. New work practices, workplaces and business models (including the gig economy)
  3. Inequalities, insecure employment and in-work poverty
  4. Job quality, health and wellbeing
  5. Lifelong resilience and sustainability (including an ageing workforce)

The workshop will run 10.00 – 16.30 and will be organised around a series of expert presentations and interactive table discussions. A detailed agenda will be available closer to the date.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Professor Anne Green, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Monder Ram, Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, University of Birmingham
  • Lucy Bannister, Living Wage Foundation

To register for the workshop, please email Use ‘Towards a future that works for all event’ in the subject line and include your:

  • name
  • role and organisation
  • areas of interest and expertise
  • date and location of the workshop you wish to attend
  • three themes you would most like to contribute to in order of preference (if you do not provide three choices, the office will randomly assign you to a theme for some of the discussions)


Places are strictly limited due to the size of the venue as a result please note places will be allocated on a first-come-first serve basis.

Please find further details here.

Friday, 13 July, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30
Event location: 
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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