Mile End Institute


Debate on politics, policy and public life in a changing Britain

The Mile End Institute regularly organises high profile public events at our East London campus and beyond. All of our events are free and open to the public but registration is required. View highlights from our 2015-16 programme and visit the archive of all our previous events to see videos.

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Forthcoming events

'Parents, Poverty and the State: Lessons from the Sure Start programme' with Naomi Eisenstadt, First Director of Sure Start
23 May 2019

This seminar will discuss 'the story of Sure Start, one of the flagship programmes of the last Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England. Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, as well as how decisions are made in a highly political context, the seminar will be of keen interest to policy academics, senior managers of public services and all those with a keen interest in developing services for young children'.

Past events

Each year, the Mile End Institute invites a distinguished politician to reflect on the issues of the day in honour of our patron, Peter Hennessy. The 2017 Hennessy Lecture's guest speaker was Neil Kinnock. 

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The latest guest of 'In Conversation' at the Mile End Institute was Rt Hon John Bercow MP, the Speaker of the House of Commons since June 2009.

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Events archive

All past events