Cambridge - in pursuit of equality

Cambridge - in pursuit of equality

Conscious Communications & Cambridge 2030
4. Culture and human capital
Jan 21, 2021 28 min

4. Culture and human capital

Cambridge has the UK’s greatest social inequality; disadvantaged children are in a social mobility ‘cold spot’. Studies show that access to arts and culture can make a radical difference in improving academic attainment, mental health, transferable life and work skills, and levelling the playing field for disadvantaged students but children from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to participate. In this episode we talk to Michelle Lord, Senior Arts Development Officer at Cambridge City Council, and to Robert Porrer, school governor and Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts. We also hear from Ryan Kelsall, Deputy CEO of the Eastern Learning Alliance, and from Sam Fox, Principal of North Cambridge Academy. This podcast series, Cambridge – in pursuit of equality, is brought to you by Conscious Communications. Cambridge 2030 https://cambridge2030.org/
3. No home for the poor
Jan 19, 2021 29 min

3. No home for the poor

A homeless woman gives birth to twins outside Cambridge University’s wealthiest college illustrating the city’s vast inequality. The disparity between Cambridge’s richest and poorest citizens, which pre-dates the pandemic by decades, overshadows the city’s boom-town reputation. In this episode we talk to Jonathan Martin, CEO of YMCA Trinity, and Gavin Howard, Director of the Howard Group and member of The Besom in Cambridge charity, and hear from members of the local community, about what can be done to address homelessness and prevent vulnerable people falling into poverty. This podcast series, Cambridge – in pursuit of equality, is brought to you by Conscious Communications. Cambridge 2030 https://cambridge2030.org/
2. Hidden Hunger
Jan 14, 2021 29 min

2. Hidden Hunger

Hunger in Cambridge is systemic and pre-dates the pandemic. With thousands more now facing financial hardship, food banks have seen an increase in families who are “newly hungry”, who have been forced to use support services and claim benefits for the first time. There is concern that these families, and many more, will continue to struggle post-pandemic. In this episode we talk with Margaret Saner, CEO of Cambridge City Foodbank, and with Gavin Shelton, founder of the community farming initiative CoFarm. We also hear from members of the local community, Vicar David Maher from the Church of the Good Shepherd and from Sam Fox, Principal of North Cambridge Academy. This podcast series, Cambridge – in pursuit of equality, is brought to you by Conscious Communications. Cambridge 2030 https://cambridge2030.org/
1. Leaving people behind
Jan 12, 2021 27 min

1. Leaving people behind

How can Cambridge continue its phenomenal growth sustainably? The economic success of Cambridge has brought many challenges and the city needs to take radical action to continue its growth sustainably and in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In this episode we talk to Simon Humphrey, senior manager of sustainability at Arm and Jane Paterson-Todd, CEO of Cambridge Ahead, as well as members of the Cambridge community, about the impacts of the Cambridge phenomenon, and how sustainable growth might be achieved. This podcast series, Cambridge – in pursuit of equality, is brought to you by Conscious Communications. Cambridge 2030 https://cambridge2030.org/
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