Youth Futures Foundation to join Anthropy event as official partner

Oct 28, 2022

We are pleased to announce that next month, we will be the official content partner of a brand-new event, Anthropy. Created to bring together the nation’s leaders and influencers to help build back from the Covid-19 period, Anthropy will take place across three days from 2-4 November at the renowned Eden Project in Cornwall.

Harriet McCann, Director of Engagement (interim), comments: 

“We are so pleased to be taking part in the first-ever Anthropy event. It’s important that we, as a nation, work in partnership when looking forward to the future and work together to create positive change. We look forward to speaking to thought-leaders, employers and policymakers about how we can collectively work together to make a real difference for marginalised young people in our communities.” 

Youth Futures Board Director Dame Julia Cleverdon, young Board Director George Greaves, Head of Research Anna Round and Policy & Public Affairs Officer Angel Fletcher will all be panelists across the three days, where they will discuss topics such as regeneration, tackling poverty, place partnerships and collaboration amongst sectors.  

Anthropy founder, John O’Brien MBE, describes the event as a ‘launchpad for change’ that will offer an opportunity for an ecosystem of leaders from all sectors to share thinking in order to create ambitious and progressive solutions to the challenges facing the nation.  

John O’Brien MBE, comments:  

“Anthropy arose out of a recognition of the challenges that the pandemic presented both economically and socially, and the need to move past our traditional fault lines and silos to embrace inclusive longer-term thinking to create a new vision for Britain. We are so thrilled to have Youth Futures Foundation on board as a content partner.” 

Anthropy will cover all manner of issues ranging from sustainability, education, health, and the built and natural environment, to the arts, sport, media and technology. 1,000 executives, policymakers and thought leaders will address the four fundamental questions shaping the future of Britain:  

  • What is the quality of life we wish to see in Britain over the next thirty years? 
  • What qualities of place and planet do we need to achieve this quality of life? 
  • What qualities do we wish to see in a good economy and in the best of businesses? 
  • What qualities do we want to express to the world, to help solve shared issues? 

Dozens of luminaries from a wide cross-section of British business, academia and civil society are contributing to the event’s expansive agenda, including: 

  • Sir Tim Smit, Founder, Eden Project 
  • Ben Page, Global CEO, IPSOS 
  • Lord Bilimoria, Founder, Cobra Beer 
  • Peter Flavel, CEO, Coutts Bank 
  • Mariella Frostrup, Times Radio 
  • Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Greater London Authority  
  • Rita Clifton, CBE Deputy Chair, John Lewis Partnership 
  • Sir Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats 
  • Dame Darcey Bussell, Prima Ballerina 
  • Hywel Ball, UK Chair & Managing Partner, EY 
  • Sir Anthony Seldon, Educator and Historian 
  • Zahra Bahrololoumi, CEO, Salesforce 
  • Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chancellor of The Exchequer 

Thought-leaders, policymakers and executives interested in joining discussions around the future of Britain are invited to find out more and register for the event at 

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