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  • 31 May 2022

    Universities as anchor institutions

    The Centre for Science and Policy continued its series of in-person seminars on social infrastructure topics in collaboration with the British Academy on 26 May 2022, with a discussion on universities as anchor institutions.
  • 2 November 2021

    What form should the government’s levelling up agenda take?

    Levelling up was an amorphous policy pledge in the Conservative Party’s 2019 manifesto. Since then, numerous academics and policy organisations have focused on what ‘levelling up’ means, and how it should be achieved. The upcoming Levelling Up White Paper is expected to specify a precise policy programme for this agenda.
  • 5 July 2021

    Levelling up: Overarching themes

    In the last event of the Levelling up seminar series, Professor Michael Kenny (Director, Bennett Institute), Tom Kelsey (Research Assistant, Bennett Institute) and Owen Garling (Knowledge Transfer Facilitator, Bennett Institute) shared their views on the UK Government’s approach to levelling up and on the themes that have emerged from this CSaP seminar series.
  • 16 June 2021

    Levelling up: The role of education

    As part of the ‘Levelling up’ seminar series, organised in partnership with the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Marco Felici (Research Assistant for the Many Dimensions of Well-being project at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy) was invited to present his research work on education and subjective well-being.
  • 16 June 2021

    Levelling up: How human and social capital can help address regional inequalities

    As part of the ‘Levelling up’ seminar series, organised in partnership with the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Dr Saite Lu (Postdoctoral Affiliate of Trinity College and Research Associate for the Wealth Economy project at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy) discussed how human and social capital can help alleviate the regional disparity, and be better integrated into policy and investment decisions as part of the levelling up agenda.
  • 26 May 2021

    Levelling up: The role of innovation policy

    As part of the ‘Levelling up’ seminar series, organised in partnership with the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Professor Richard Jones from the University of Manchester discussed the role of innovation policy and how it fits into the levelling up agenda, drawing on experiences in Sheffield and discussing a new initiative in Greater Manchester.
  • 10 May 2021

    Levelling up: The Towns Fund

    As part of the ‘Levelling up’ seminar series, organised in partnership with the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Beatrice Andrews from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy shared her perspectives on levelling up and introduced her work on the Towns Fund.
  • 20 April 2021

    Levelling Up: Bidding for Funds

    The government's levelling up agenda has set aside funding, such as the towns fund, to help achieve this agenda. These funds require successful bids from local councils. After years of funding cutbacks, and skill losses, how do local regions bid for these funds, or develop the skills to bid?
  • 8 April 2021

    Levelling up: UK2070 and a framework for measuring success

    How can we measure success in the UK government’s efforts to implement a levelling up agenda? What frameworks could be used to hold the government to account, and how might the UK2070 commission play a role in this?
  • 7 April 2021

    Levelling Up: Natural Capital and the Wealth Economy

    Wealth Economy attempts to measure ‘what matters’ - the ingredients of economic welfare – such as natural capital. Are there ways in which we can measure the value of so-called natural capital? How does natural capital intersect with other forms? We explored these questions and more as part of our seminar series on Levelling Up.