Briefing Document for a seminar at Cumberland Lodge on 28 March 2017, with guest speaker, Julia Unwin CBE, former Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.

Published Date: 
Monday, 3 April 2017

With an opening address from Julia Unwin CBE, this Cumberland Seminar at Cumberland Lodge posed the question: can we have a socially cohesive society that is also fundamentally unequal?

It brought together leading social commentators, parliamentarians, charity representatives and researchers to discuss key evidence and policy responses. 

This event explored whether social and economic inequalities negatively affect basic human qualities, such as our ability to trust one another, and our willingness to show kindness. 

The Briefing Document provided to attendees can be downloaded in PDF format from this webpage. 

The seminar was part of our 2016/17 programme of events exploring the fundamental question of what makes a peaceful, open and inclusive society.