On behalf of the Campaign to End Loneliness, the Jo Cox Foundation, the University of Manchester and the Astra Foundation, we are delighted to invite you to Loneliness: The Big Picture bn Thursday 11 November.  This event will be a discussion between leading thinkers who have connected loneliness to broader themes in politics and society.

Our panellists include

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a journalist and  has written for The Guardian, Observer, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Evening Standard, The Mail and other newspapers and was a weekly columnist on The Independent for eighteen years. She was the first regular columnist of colour on a national newspaper in the UK, the first female Muslim too. For someone of this background, politically on the left and a committed anti-racist, to find a voice and space in the mainstream media has been challenging and rewarding. She is also a respected pundit, radio and television broadcaster and appears on key political and cultural programmes. Yasmin is a regular columnist on the I newspaper as well as the Sunday Times Magazine.

Noreena Hertz, author of The Lonely Century, explores how our increasing dependence on technology, radical changes to the workplace and decades of policies that have placed self-interest above the collective good are damaging our communities and making us more isolated than ever before.

Jon Yates, author of Fractured, a book which tackles a deceptively simple idea: the more we spend time with people unlike ourselves, doing things together, the more understanding, tolerant and even friendly we become.

Will Tanner, Director of Onward which is a policy think-tank which specialises in developing bold and practical ideas for the next generation of centre right thinkers and leaders. He was previously Deputy Head of Policy in 10 Downing Street and a Special Adviser in the Home Office.

Join us in-person

Loneliness: The Big Picture will take place at the Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ. Doors are open from 4:30pm and the event will start at 5pm.

In order to ensure that the venue complies with Covid-19 regulations on capacity, please confirm your attendance here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/loneliness-the-big-picture-tickets-171519016997

Join us online 

If you cannot come to the in-person event, you can register for the livestream of the event at: https://loneliness-thebigpicture.w.tame.events/