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27 November 2019, 6:30pm to 27 November 2019, 8:30pm
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On Wednesday 27 November, at 6.30pm, we launch our Working Identies report at Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster.

Working Identities offers a unique, cross-sector insight into the changing world of work and its wide-ranging impacts on individuals and wider society.

It presents a series of practical, policy-focused recommendations for promoting progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies.

Insights and recommendations

This Cumberland Lodge Report marks the culmination of a 12-month project to explore how work-based identities are transforming in an age characterised by precariousness, digitalisation, frequent job changes and meaningless labour.

It draws on the wisdom and experience of trade union representatives, working rights campaigners, academics, NGOs, policymakers and community practitioners, to discuss developments that are changing the role and significance of work in people’s lives and wider society.

Our report summarises key themes and best-practice recommendations that emerged from our independent research and a roundtable conference at Cumberland Lodge in March 2019. These ideas were reviewed and refined at an expert consultation we convened with conference representatives and further specialists in July 2019.

The report's author is Cumberland Lodge freelance research associate Dr Eva Selenko, a Senior Lecturer in Work Psychology at Loughborough University.

Launch event

The launch will begin with reflections from Dr Selenko, followed by a short panel discussion to highlight and respond to its key themes and recommendations.

Our guest panellists are:

  • Kate Bell - Head of Rights, International, Social and Economics, Trades Union Congress (TUC)

  • Jacqueline O’Reilly - Professor of Comparative Human Resource Management, University of Sussex

  • Mark Littlewood - Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs

A drinks reception will follow at 7.30pm.

Location details for the venue can be found here.


Everyone is welcome to join us for the launch event, to receive a printed copy of the report and to hear from and interact with our guest panelists. Please feel free to share details with friends and colleagues who might be interested.

Places are free but please register in advance below, or via the 'Register now' button on this webpage.

Please note that the event will be filmed and photographed, to help raise awareness about the report online and via our e-newsletters. If you would rather not be filmed or photographed, please let a member of our team know in advance.

Digital report

The full report will be published on the Read, Watch, Listen pages of our website shortly after the launch, in downloadable pdf and e-book formats.

This project is part of our 2018-19 Identities & Belonging series.

Conference discussions at Cumberland Lodge, March 2019

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