On these pages you can find all the upcoming public events hosted by the think tanks. Think tank events are an opportunity to explore policy areas and topics in greater detail, listen to the leading experts convened as speakers and network with other like-minded people. The topics covered range from domestic policy areas such as reforming the health service to international topics including foreign policy, international relations and international development. Find the full range of think tank events available (both online and in person) and register for your place below.

Featured Event

5 June 2024

11:45 am–3:30 pm

Location: Online

A civil alliance

This event hosted by UK think tank Pro Bono Economics aims to develop richer and more powerful connections between the civil service and civil society. Civil society and the civil service often work to a common purpose – after all, both are concerned with the ‘civil’, namely citizens and their concerns. However, a disconnect can...

5 June 2024

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Location: Online

Developing a safe environment where staff can deliver quality care

This event hosted by UK think tank The King's Fund will help to provide an understanding of the relationship between working culture and high-quality patient care. Delivering high-quality care and ensuring the best patient outcomes and safety levels should be the goal of all health care providers; however, these can only be achieved if staff...

5 June 2024

1:00 pm–2:15 pm

Location: Online

Priorities for new MPs’ induction in the next parliament

This event hosted by UK think tank the Constitution Unit will discuss the induction process for new MPs. Whatever the result of the upcoming general election, a large number of new MPs will enter the House of Commons. A well-designed induction programme will be crucial for helping them to find their feet and become effective parliamentarians....

6 June 2024

12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Location: Online / Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AA

Outside influence: how to build external voices into the centre of government

This event hosted by UK think tank the Institute for Government discusses how to improve the influence of external voices at the heart of government. The biggest challenges UK government faces, from tackling low economic growth to addressing regional inequalities, adapting to climate change and transforming public service performance, will need to be addressed by harnessing the...

6 June 2024

5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Location: Online

Beyond the ballot: implications of the 2024 European elections

This event hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will  map out the stakes and challenges faced by the Union in the 2024 parliamentary elections. The 2024 European parliamentary elections serve as a crucial juncture in the European Union’s trajectory. As Europe confronts an unprecedented security threat at its borders from an imperialist Russia, the...

6 June 2024

6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Location: University of Strathclyde, The Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

Ending stagnation

This event hosted by UK think tank the Resolution Foundation will discuss how to boost prosperity across Scotland. A toxic combination of 15 years of low growth, and four decades of high inequality, has left Britain poorer and falling behind its peers. Productivity growth is weak and public investment is low, while wages today are...

6 June 2024 – 26 June 2024

6:30 pm–9:00 pm

Location: The Assembly Room, The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2DR

What does the future hold for the US and UK’s ‘Special Relationship’?

This event hosted by UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre will examine the transatlantic partnership in the year of elections. The ‘special relationship’ between the United States and United Kingdom has often been lauded by successive Presidents and Prime Ministers, keen to underscore a closely fostered partnership. The two countries have shared significant ties,...

7 June 2024

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Location: Online / Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE

Envisioning Africa’s economic prospects

This event hosted by UK think tank Chatham House outlines the continent’s priorities for structural and economic transformation. This year, Africa is poised to emerge as the second-fastest-growing economic region globally. The latest Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook report from the African Development Bank Group projects a GDP growth of 3.8 percent in 2024, with further...

7 June 2024

11:30 am–3:30 pm

Location: St Saviourgate, York

Reimagining wealth to support a more equitable and just future

This event hosted by UK think tank the Joseph Rowntree Foundation will be supporting a day of discussions on the theme of reimaging wealth.  JRF works to speed up and support the transition to a more equitable and just future, free from poverty, in which people and planet can flourish. Reimagining ‘wealth’ is central to...

11 June 2024

6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Location: Online / Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank , London SW1P 4QP

On tyranny: how today’s democracies can recognise and confront tyranny

This event hosted by UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society will launch a new interdisciplinary and international research network on Authoritarian Regimes: Tyrannica. What relevance does the concept of tyranny have for the modern world? Can modern tyrannies be objectively identified, and can their behaviour be predicted? Recent years have seen an alarming global...

12 June 2024

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Location: Online

Climbing the summit: UK vs G7 cities

This event hosted by UK think tank Centre for Cities will discuss how the UK's cities perform compared to their counterparts in the G7. Labour’s mission to achieve the highest sustained growth in the G7 comes after over a decade of poor economic performance. Tackling the underperformance of Britain’s big cities will be essential if this...

13 June 2024

12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Location: Online

Better local data, better local decisions

This event hosted by UK think tank Centre for Cities explores how data can inform evidence-based policy making. Local data is important for evidence-based policy making at the local level. Drawing on Centre for Cities’ recent publication, LA Evidential, this event is an opportunity to hear from ONS Local and a local authority on how local data...