What Do We Need to Create a Good Society?

29th Jun 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Business School

What Do We Need to Create a Good Society? – The Webb Memorial Trust

According to the Office for National Statistics, 3.9 million people in the UK were living in ‘persistent poverty’ in 2016.

This event presents the work of the Webb Memorial Trust and its current project, Social Housing and the Good Society, tackling issues such as poverty and equality in Britain. Together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and Edge Hill University’s Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), the Webb Memorial Trust will present the findings of their report and invite participants to discuss how to influence policy-makers and decision-makers, and what the necessary ingredients for a good society are.

CLES is a leading independent think-tank, with the aim of realising progressive economics, social justice, good local economies and effective public services for people everywhere.

The Webb Memorial Trust pursues the intellectual legacy of Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), who embarked on a vigorous programme of social reform which influenced the development of the post-war welfare state. The Trust was formed in 1944 with the purpose of the advancement of education and learning with respect to the history and problems of government and social policy.


  • 3.30pm – Registration and Refreshments
  • 4.00pm – Start
  • 5.15pm – Break and Refreshments
  • 6.00pm – Close

Further details about Festival of Ideas 2017 can be found here