CPD Event Calendar
Use our CPD event calendar to find upcoming industry events to attend to help support your CPD requirements
Public CPD Events in February 2018
Truth and Lies about Poverty
8th Feb 2018 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
In this event (aimed at school children aged 13-18) a panel of speakers discuss how we tell the truth about the people struggling to get by in modern Britain.
Is God Really Dead? Why Belief Matters
12th Feb 2018 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Thirty years after founding INFORM (the information network on religious movements) Eileen Barker argues that the sociology of religion still has an important role in “knowing the causes of things”.
The Five Giants and the Ministers who Made a Difference
19th Feb 2018 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Five tools and massive programmes were adopted to tackle Beveridge’s “Five Giants”: A policy of full employment; a National Health Service; a massively extended system of education; a new housing programme; and a much modernised system of social security. But in the 75 years since they took effect; who have been the “Five Giant” ministers in each of these areas? In this opening event of the LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0; Nicholas Timmins and Professor Sir Julian Le Grand debate who; among the many hundreds of politicians who have held office; really made a difference between then and now.
Beveridge's Sixth Giant
19th Feb 2018 20:00 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Beveridge’s “Five Giants” remain central issues in discussions about the welfare state today; but there are also new challenges that have emerged since the 1940s. Which “Giant” issue would a modern day Beveridge prioritise?
LSE Inequalities Seminar Series
20th Feb 2018 12:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
The Inequalities Seminar Series at the LSE International Inequalities Institute is a venue for scholars from LSE and beyond to present their innovative work on social and economic inequality. The series builds on the recently renewed interest of the social sciences for issues of income and wealth inequality. It is also a place for exploring fresh perspectives on the various structural and cultural processes that underlie the formation of inequality broadly defined. The seminars are free and open to all on a first come first serve basis.
Beveridge Rebooted: a basic income for every citizen?
20th Feb 2018 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Discussion of a Basic Income – an unconditional; nonwithdrawable income for every individual (and sometimes called a Citizen’s Income; a Citizen’s Basic Income; or a Universal Basic Income) – is now a mainstream global social policy debate.
Beveridge and Voluntary Action for the 21st Century
20th Feb 2018 19:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Few people know about William Beveridge’s third report; Voluntary Action. But for Beveridge private action for public purpose was an essential complement to the welfare state. As both state and market fail to resolve social problems; such action is experiencing resurgence and disruption. New institutions and organisations – impact investing; venture philanthropy and social enterprise – supplement or replace traditional non-profit organisations and charities. But what is the role of private action for public good in the construction of the 21st century welfare state? How should the state; market and voluntary organisations work together? Does the welfare state even crowd out valuable voluntary action? Using Beveridge’s Voluntary Action as a springboard; LSE’s Marshall Institute brings together a distinguished panel of LSE staff and alumni to discuss these questions.
Combatting the Five Giants in the 21st Century European Welfare States
21st Feb 2018 16:00 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
A distinguished panel discusses the most promising European welfare state reforms to combat Beveridge’s social evils; presented in a video by European Institute students.
Writing Fiction to Dramatise Inequality
21st Feb 2018 19:00 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
How can literature reach audiences in ways that social science research about inequality can’t? How can narratives about fictional characters dramatise lived experiences of social inequality – and what are the ethical implications of creating these narratives for a mass readership?
Blueprint for Welfare? The Beveridge Report and the Making of the Welfare State
22nd Feb 2018 12:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
There was a marked difference between the enthusiastic popular response to the Report and what was perceived to be a lukewarm reception by Churchill and the wartime coalition. How far was the Report implemented in the creation of the Welfare State in 1948 and why 75 years later do many politicians wish to “Get back to Beveridge”?
The Future of Work
22nd Feb 2018 19:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
If William Beveridge was to return to the East End; what would he make of it today? The welfare state has changed significantly in the 75 years since the publication of the Beveridge report; but so has the structure of the economy and the kinds of work that people do today. There is continuity with work; but there is also change: in some ways moving backwards; in other ways radically transforming.
Five LSE Giants' Perspectives on Poverty
24th Feb 2018 15:15 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
Taking five ‘Giants’ in the study of poverty over the last 100 years; themselves; like Beveridge; authors of influential reports; this event discusses how their thinking articulates with Beveridge’s vision and has advanced our understanding of poverty and how to tackle it.
Who Belongs? Can we Afford to be Different?
24th Feb 2018 16:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
There have been significant advances in the rights; recognition and participation of diverse groups of people in the UK over the past 30 years. And yet; people’s backgrounds and characteristics – such as their age; gender; ethnicity; ‘abilities’ or ‘disabilities’; and sexual orientation – continue to strongly influence their life experiences; opportunities and prosperity. During an extended period of austerity; the current political climate is characterised by sharp divisions in attitudes to the long-term direction of the country; to the question of ‘who belongs?’ and to the sustainability of the UK’s welfare system – giving rise to the question; ‘Can we afford to be different?’
Civil Society and the Five Giants: a global perspective
24th Feb 2018 16:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
The Beveridge Report’s contemporary relevance can only be considered if we properly understand the ways in which civil society actors from across the globe are challenging unequal redistributive systems. The aim of this panel is to challenge the top-down approach of defining welfare needs and well-being and to critically examine how civil society actors; ranging from social movements; NGOs; to trade unions; have campaigned for the recognition of needs and for fairer redistribution.
The Giants of 2020 and Beyond
24th Feb 2018 19:00 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
What are the key challenges of welfare states of the future? In a world of limited resources; what should our priority be? To close the LSE Festival; we will pit Beveridge’s “five giants” (reimagined as the giant issues of housing and urbanisation; education and skills; health and social care; the future of work and the challenges of poverty); as well as the missing sixth Giant voted for by you; against each other in a battle to decide which is the biggest issue now and in the near future.
The Vision of Empowerment: popular feminism and popular misogyny
27th Feb 2018 18:30 | The London School of Economics and Political Science
In this talk Sarah Banet-Weiser will discuss the ways in which contemporary popular feminism re-imagines and re-directs what “empowerment” means for girls and women and how it is restructuring feminist politics within neoliberal culture. For many; a broader acceptance of feminism as an identity; concept; and practice is exhilarating; yet for those who find feminism to be a threat this acceptance also stimulates fear; trepidation; aggression and violence. This talk is about the deeply entwined relationship between the creation and expression of popular feminism and what she calls popular misogyny.