How did we all Become so Divided, and What do we do About it?


Join Jon Yates, Executive Director of the Youth Endowment Fund and Nesta CEO Ravi Gurumurthy on Thursday 17 June at midday as they explore how the pandemic has created an unprecedented opportunity for us to come together.

Dates Thursday, June 17, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 12:00 to 13:00
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As a society, we have become disconnected - with most of us spending less and less time with people who are different (as defined by age, race, or class, earning power or education).

But the more time we spend with people unlike ourselves, the more understanding, tolerant and friendly we become. Join Jon, Executive Director of the Youth Endowment Fund and Nesta CEO Ravi Gurumurthy on Thursday 17 June at midday as they explore how the pandemic has created an unprecedented opportunity for us to come together.

Jon Yates

Jon’s varied career has seen him in the role of community worker, McKinsey consultant, international development adviser and more. He co-founded a number of charities including the National Citizen Service and was the lead policy adviser to the UK’s Education Secretary. Jon currently heads up the Youth Endowment Fund, a charity with a £200m endowment that serves the most vulnerable children in the UK.

This is a www.nesta.org.uk event that has been listed on Cambridge Network by The Crane Event.

The Crane Event is an independent, Cambridge-based event agency run by husband and wife team: Justin Crane and Jemma Crane. Their management and marketing services make events memorable for clients such as Arm, Johnson Matthey and Green Custard.