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Big Society and Social Policy in Britain: a panel discussion

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Speaker(s): Frances Crook, Professor David Lewis, Rory Stewart MP, Karl Wilding
Chair: Professor Julian Le Grand

Recorded on 27 January 2011 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

In 2010 prime minister David Cameron introduced the idea of the Big Society. It is yet unclear what this actually means, let alone what impact it will have on social policy in Britain or overseas. This panel will examine these questions and discuss their views on the Big Society. Frances Crook is the appointed director of the Howard League for Penal Reform. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours list 2010. She is a Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE. David Lewis is professor of social policy and development at LSE.Rory Stewart is the member of Parliament for Penrith and the Border. Karl Wilding is NCVO's head of research. He is an honorary visiting fellow at Cass Business School's Centre for Charity Effectiveness.

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