Scoping workshop: Towards a future that works for all, 13 July 2018, Birmingham City Centre


The ESRC are holding a series of workshops to explore the shape of a potential new research investment around Work.

13 July in Birmingham City Centre

To date, workshops have been held in London and Edinburgh. Due to unprecedented demand, we will holding a third and final workshop in Birmingham city centre on 13 July 2018.

The workshop will seek to gather views from academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners at all levels of government, the business sector and the third-sector on the following indicative themes:

  • Emerging technologies, skills and training
  • New work practices, workplaces and business models (including the gig economy)
  • Inequalities, insecure employment and in-work poverty
  • Job quality, health and wellbeing
  • Lifelong resilience and sustainability (including an ageing workforce)

The workshop will run 10.00 – 16.30 and will be organised around a series of expert presentations and interactive table discussions. A detailed agenda will be available closer to the date.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Professor Anne Green, University of Birmingham
  • Lucy Bannister, Living Wage Foundation
  • Professor Monder Ram, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Sir Ian Diamond, University of Aberdeen/UKRI Board
  • Professor Chris Warhurst, University of Warwick

To register for the workshop, please email Use ‘Towards a future that works for all event’ in the subject line and include your:

  • Name
  • role and organisation
  • areas of interest and expertise
  • three themes you would most like to contribute to in order of preference (if you do not provide three choices, the office will randomly assign you to a theme for some of the discussions)

Places are strictly limited due to the size of the venue as a result please note places will be allocated on a first-come-first serve basis.


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