Eleventh Policy Leaders Fellowship Roundtable

Former Cabinet Secretary; Former Master, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (view profile)

The eleventh Policy Leaders Fellowship Roundtable will take place at Trinity Hall Cambridge on 27 May 2016, chaired by Lord Wilson of Dinton, former UK Cabinet Secretary.

The Policy Leaders Fellowship brings together the most senior members of CSaP's network of policy professionals to form a select group which meets, together with leading researchers from the University and other institutions, to share insights into the development of open and evidence-based policy making. In line with the objectives of the Civil Service Reform Plan, it promotes the value of evidence, and progresses the move towards open policy making by opening up new ways of thinking and fresh perspectives; exercising “open minds” at the top of the policy making process; exploring new models for implementation; and creating engagement between policy, expertise and delivery.

The subject for discussion on 27 May will be “the future of work”, including perspectives from economics, sociology and new technology. The agenda for the meeting will be as at previous roundtable meetings of the Fellowship: each of the Fellows will be asked to summarise in 2 minutes what questions are of interest to him or her within the nominated topic, and some of the academics will then be asked to speak for 5 minutes on the relevance of their research, before the floor is opened to discussion.

Contact: Nick Gray 07880 741538

  • 27 May 2016 16:00 – 18:45

    Roundtable Meeting of the Policy Leaders Fellowship

    Location: Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall, Cambridge


    16:00: Tea/Coffee. Welcome and introductions

    16:15: Each of the Policy Leaders Fellows will be asked to summarise briefly what questions are of interest to them under the topic of "the future of work"

    16:50: The academics will each be asked to talk for four or five minutes about their research relevant to the topic

    17:30: Open discussion until break for drinks at 18:45

    Attendees (*=member of the Policy Leaders Fellowship)

    • Sam Beckett, Director General, Economics and Markets, BIS *
    • Deborah Bronnert, Director General, Economic & Consular, FCO *
    • Willy Brown, Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge
    • Brendan Burchell, Reader, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
    • Nadia Calviño, Director-General, Directorate-General for Budget, EC *
    • David Cleevely, Chair of CSaP Advisory Council
    • Claire Craig, Director of Science Policy, Royal Society
    • Rob Doubleday, CSaP Executive Director
    • John Gibson, Strategic Projects, Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, 10 Downing Street (rapporteur)
    • Mia Gray, University Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
    • Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority
    • Fumiya Iida, University Lecturer in Mechatronics, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
    • Nick Joicey, DG, Strategy, International and Biosecurity, Defra *
    • Julian Kelly, Director General of Public Spending and Finance, HM Treasury
    • Neil Lawrence, Professor of Machine Learning and Computational Biology, University of Sheffield
    • Hamish Low, Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge
    • Clive Maxwell, Director General, Energy Efficiency and Heat, Department of Energy and Climate Change
    • Jeremy Moore, Director General, Strategy, Department for Work and Pensions
    • John Naughton, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Eoin O'Sullivan, Director, Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI), Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
    • John Pullinger, National Statistician, UK Statistics Authority *
    • Peter Watkins, Director General Security Policy, Ministry of Defence
    • Max Uebe, Head of Employment Strategy Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, European Commission
    • Lord Wilson, former Master of Emmanuel College, former UK Cabinet Secretary (Chair)
    • Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, and Head of the Civil Service Policy Profession *

    Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane CB2 1TJ
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  • 27 May 2016 18:45 – 21:15

    Drinks and Dinner Discussion

    Continued chaired discussion over dinner (from 19:30). Drinks before dinner will be served in the Chetwode Room, and dinner in the Leslie Stephen Room.

    Chetwode Room and Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane CB2 1TJ
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    Taxis will be arranged at 21:15 for those wishing to catch the 21:45 train to London King's Cross