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Solving Inequality

Bridging the Equality Gap
In Partnership with Cheltenham Festivals
Date: Sat 17th Oct
Time: 12pm-1pm
Format: Panel
Location: Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre
Price: £8 (Students £5)
Inequality is one of our most urgent social problems. Poverty in Britain is at a post-war high and set to increase yet further. What prevents us from plugging the gap between rich and poor, and how can we redress the balance?
Economist Tony Atkinson (Inequality) argues that we need to go beyond placing new taxes on the wealthy, and embrace the possibilities for political action. He debates whether our institutions are fit for purpose with Labour councillor Georgia Gould (Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future) and writer Stewart Lansley (Breadline Britain). This event is chaired by the BBC News' Home Editor, Mark Easton.

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Tony Atkinson
Mark Easton
BBC News' Home Editor
GGeorgia Gould
Georgia Gould is a Labour Party councillor for Kentish Town ward in the London Borough of Camden. Elected when she was 24, she has spent the last two years as the borough's Children's Champion, leading projects on youth unemployment, educational attainment and young people's civic engagement. She is also a Trustee of Queen's Crescent Community Association, Chair of Caversham Nursery and a Governor of William Ellis School. Previously she worked as the Digital Manager at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and as the Labour Party Organiser and agent during the successful 2005 election campaign in Mitcham and Morden. She graduated in 2008 from St Catherine's College Oxford with a History and Politics degree and has a Masters in Global Politics from the London School of Economics.

stewart_lansley2.jpgStewart Lansley
Writer (Breadline Britain)

Stewart Lansley is a visiting fellow at the University of Bristol, and has written widely on poverty, inequality and wealth. He is the author of Breadline Britain, the Rise of Mass Poverty ( with Joanna Mack ),2015, of The Cost of Inequality, 2011 and of Rich Britain, 2006.