'Grimsby and Blackpool- how community power is helping them with levelling up'

Baroness Jo Valentine, Jason Stockwood, Billy Dasein, Josie Moon, Paul Collier
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17:00 - 18:30
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
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In-person and online

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Lectures and seminars
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We know that flourishing communities and good work sits at the heart of good lives and wealthy societies.

At the start of the digital revolution, in the 1970s, there was an expectation that people and places could transition to a new economy. Today we are reaping the grim rewards in terms of social deprivation and unbalanced economies. Levelling Up is an acknowledgement that transitions must be managed.

But how? It will not be enough to expand the number of ‘crap’ jobs and it will not be enough to pour money into projects and deals that do not add up to a coherent local strategy. Instead we require a new set of institutions, new relationships and socio-economic norms that can bridge the now perilous chasms in our society and enable each and every one to flourish.

Our two speakers, Baroness Valentine & Jason Stockwood join Professor Sir Paul Collier to discuss how we can help create a new narrative of civic entrepreneurship, good work and community flourishing in Grimsby & Blackpool. They will also be joined by Billy Dasein & Josie Moon who work with East Marsh United, a community group in Grimsby dedicated to transforming where we live for the better.

In association with the Oxford Martin Initiative on Regional Levelling-up

This event will be followed by a drinks reception all welcome.


This talk is live in-person and online

To register to attend this talk in-person at the Oxford Martin School: https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/events/grimsby-and-blackpool/

To watch this talk live online register on crowdcast here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/grimsby-and-blackpool