Previous Events

Migrateful

Cooking Across Borders

In collaboration with Migrateful, members attended a vegetarian Nigerian cooking class and meal. Migrateful chef Elizabeth transported them across the globe through the art of cooking, via some classic recipes from her home country. Following the class, everyone sat down to a delicious meal together, breaking bread and sharing stories.

Climate Strike

Youth Activists: The Planet's New Hope?

Led by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, youth climate strikes have brought the world’s attention not only to the issues facing our planet but also to the new voices fighting for a future. For London Climate Week, we heard from youth activists working to tackle climate change – their missions, methods and challenges. Moving from a panel to breakout sessions, this was an opportunity for different generations of activists to learn from each other and offer mutual support in the battle to save the planet. With Cloud Islay Gallagher, Extinction Rebellion; Zunaira Malik, Action for Conservation.

Future of Meat

Future of Meat

Lab-grown meat: a techno-idealistic promise or the future of sustainable food? In collaboration with Future Positive Capital, we looked at this nascent industry by revealing the technological breakthroughs that make it possible. We considered whether lab-grown meat is good for a healthy diet, how it could transform the livestock industry and debated if it’s a genuinely sustainable alternative to consumers dramatically changing their eating habits. With Daan Luining, CTO, Meatable; Sofia Hmich Founder of Future Positive Capital and Alexandra Sexton, Oxford Researcher on the Future of Food.

Take the Lead

Women remain seriously underrepresented in senior positions in politics and government and still face significant and unique challenges getting into office and staying in office. This conversation explored those challenges and ways to overcome them, as well as the importance of increasing the representation of women in the highest offices of politics and government. With: Amy Pope, Former US Deputy homeland security advisor to President Obama, Janice Charette, High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom and Lindiwe Mazibuko, former Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, South Africa.

Infinite Game

Playing the Infinite Game

When it comes to education, business or life itself, there’s no such thing as winning. These are infinite games: the players come and go, the rules are changeable and there is no defined end point. Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organisations. With the resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world, they are the ones who lead the rest of us into the future. In collaboration with Big Change, we hosted a conversation with optimist and author Simon Sinek and Big Change’s Essie North about how adopting an infinite mindset is essential to building our future leaders and the steps we can take to cultivate this thinking ourselves.

Whodunnit

Whodunnit with Simon Callow

An isolated manor, a storm brewing and a stranger at the door. The clichés flow as freely as the suspicious liquor in the library, but this murder mystery spoof has one hell of a twist. Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] not only featured the voices of Ian McKellen and Judi Dench, but also guest actor, Simon Callow, stepping in as the Inspector without any rehearsal and without ever having seen the script. With their lines fed to them live onstage via an earpiece, our Inspector will attempt to crack the case, avoid the furniture and stagger their way to justice.