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The Future of Work is… Literary

It was quite an event: the inaugural pop-up Literary Festival – created and curated on behalf of CIPD as part of the Future of Work is Human project.

In the warm and appropriate surroundings of Southwark Cathedral library, seven brilliant authors – expertly chaired by the wise and wonderful Margaret Heffernan – brought their books to life for 100 guests in outstanding ten-minute bursts. The FT’s Andrew Hill on Ruskinland; Christine Armstrong on the mother of all jobs; Dan Kieran on being an accidental entrepreneur; Christine Patterson on resilience; and so much more besides. Participants left exhilarated and informed – having digested over 1500 pages of expert content in under three hours.

The highlights film is coming soon…

Programme Updates & Opinions

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The final publication from our Moving the City for Good” programme for Go-Ahead Group has just been published. It includes a terrific interview with two former Transport Ministers. If only they had their time again. You can download the publication here.

The latest Programme Update from the frontline of Jericho’s “What kind of Britain are we building?”  initiative for BRE – a discussion on industrial strategy (and more) in Edinburgh – has also just been published. Article and podcast interviews available here.

The fragility (and future) of the professions – another Programme Update. Click here to find out more. Lawyers beware.

Elsewhere, Neal Lawson argues that our connected, newly energised local communities are the future for politics, not MPs still chained to Westminster, in this piece for the Guardian.

Robert Phillips and KPMG’s Jane McCormick explore the relationship between Tax and Trust in an a new article for the global Responsible Tax project. More soon.

Becky Holloway calls for more nuanced flirtation in the workplace, with a shout-out for Simone de Beauvoir.

Matthew Gwyther previews the launch of a new Jericho programme via this podcast interview with Lynne Guyton, CEO, John Lyon’s Charity – ahead of a roundtable discussion next month.

The legendary Jan Gooding, award-winning brand marketer and campaigner for social change, joins Team Jericho.

If you are still struggling to figure out what on earth happens next in the crazy land of Brexit, maybe get in touch with our Brussels-based partner/ veteran/ guru/ consiglieri Catherine Stewart – always wise in the sea of chaos.

Stay in touch if you would like to find out more, join one of our programmes or work with Jericho.

The sun shone briefly this week. Hope you enjoyed it while it lasted.

Rebecca Perrin

Programme Executive


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