Upcoming Events

A National Conversation on a progressive future for Britain

Monday, July 01, 2019 through September 29, 2019

At a pivotal time in politics and for our country, Progressive Centre UK is convening a National Conversation about what a progressive future for Britain means - and how collectively we can make it a reality. With the need for radical new thinking greater than ever, this National Conversation seeks to surface and highlight bold progressive ideas and approaches to address the defining challenges of our time.

The National Conversation is a debate seeking to harness energy and ideas from across the country and beyond. The conversation will draw a wider group of people than ever before into a non-partisan discussion about progressive ideas for modern Britain and engage local citizens together with business leaders, domestic and international policy experts, civil society groups and progressive politicians from across the political spectrum.

Coming together as part of a connected, engaging debate about the future of our country, the conversation will hear the freshest thinking from both home and abroad. Stimulating and gathering new ideas from across the UK as part of a conversation that goes far beyond the usual suspects, we seek to curate a broad range of the brightest ideas and liveliest contributors that will culminate in a national gathering in early autumn.

Across the country we will be convening a series of panel discussions, public meetings and workshops. Sign up to hear more about the conversation and hear about events near you.

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Join Progressive Centre UK for a major economic policy speech by Lord Adair Turner, and an in-depth conversation with Chuka Umunna MP about the future of Britain’s Economy. Lord Turner, former chair of the Financial Services Authority and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, will outline his vision of what a post-austerity fiscal policy should look like.

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In Conversation with Tim Dixon

Thursday, September 12, 2019

As part of Progressive Centre UK's National Conversation, we are excited to host a discussion with More in Common Founder Tim Dixon. Tim will discuss More in Common’s recent work across the world identifying voters’ Hidden Tribes and the Perception Gap between how voters from different views perceive each other. Featuring analysis from a panel of think tank leaders and political experts, the event will also feature a question and answer session with the audience.

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The Future of Progressive Britain

Sunday, September 15, 2019
at Lib Dem Conference (Bournemouth)

Progressive Centre UK presents a conversation about the Future of Progressive Britain at Liberal Democrat Party Conference. As part of our ongoing National Conversation we are pleased to host a discussion with Chuka Umunna MP, Lib Dem Treasury and BEIS spokesperson and Chair of the Progressive Centre Advisory Board. Umunna will be interviewed by Editor of The Independent; Christian Broughton.

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Tackling the causes of Brexit

Monday, September 16, 2019
at Lib Dem Conference (Bournemouth)

As part of Progressive Centre's ongoing National Conversation we are pleased to present an engaging discussion about the root causes of Brexit with Norman Lamb MP, Jane Dodds, Will Hutton and Sacha Romanovitch at Liberal Democrat Party Conference.

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