Our primary focus has been to build the Network step by step with the Summer University as the principal annual meeting place. The second Summer University was held at the Said Business School, Oxford, on September 12-13, 2019. This event extended the range of issues being covered and also welcomed a wide range of speakers with diverse backgrounds to its platforms.
Due to the pandemic we have had to scale down our activities and defer the Summer University 2020. Despite this, the Network has rolled out a series of virtual conversations on major topical subjects during 2020 and 2021. This began with a virtual conversation with Damian Green MP, Chair of the One Nation Caucus in the House of Commons, looking ahead to 2030 in the context of the COVID pandemic. This series has brought together both UK and Continental speakers on the platform. It culminates at the next Summer University to be held in September 2021 where we will bring together thought leaders of the next generation from politics, business, academia and civil society with some of the most respected decision-makers and thinkers on long-term trends.