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Clare Short Meets Gifted Students Who Want To End World Poverty

Gifted students from across the country will descend upon Chatham House in London on Monday 24th October. The students, all members of The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY), will attend a meeting with Clare Short MP to debate World Policy.

This is one of three events being hosted by NAGTY and Chatham House on World Poverty and is the first time that Chatham House will open their doors to young people.

The three events will bring together nearly 300 gifted students between the ages of 14 and 19 from across England, with the aim of painting a picture of how young people perceive poverty and its causes; a global problem which is precipitated by adults on a daily basis.

Ken Sloan, Head of the Student Academy at NAGTY, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for NAGTY members and indeed for Chatham House. These young people are our future social, economical and political leaders, and it is vital that we both educate them on these issues and listen to their thoughts and opinions.

"We are delighted to be working with Chatham House on these exciting events."

Further Information

There are three events being run by NAGTY and Chatham House:

Thursday 20 October, Chatham House, 10.00 - 12.15
Workshop One: The End of Poverty: Is it Just a Dream?
Myles Wickstead, Former Head of the Secretariat, Commission for Africa

Saturday 22 October, University of Warwick, 12.15 - 15.00
Workshop Two: The End of Poverty: Is it Just a Dream?
Professor Jan Aart Scholte, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, Professor in Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

Monday 24 October, Chatham House, 10.30 - 13.00
Workshop Three: The End of Poverty: Is it Just a Dream?
Clare Short MP, Former Secretary of State for International Development

For further information on the event or to attend if press please contact:
Keith Burnet
Chatham House Press Office
020 7314 2798
07714 200 920 or

Peter Dunn
University of Warwick
02476 523708
07767 655860

The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth was set up by government, at the University of Warwick, to improve provision for gifted and talented children and young people up to the age of 19 years, and to provide guidance, advice and development for teachers. It is the centre of expertise for gifted education in England.

The National Academy's core infrastructure funding comes from the DfES, with additional funding generated through successful partnerships with businesses, charitable trusts and individuals. Our ability to meet the full scope and scale of need is contingent on the support we receive. Visit