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Rustat Conference on UK North South Divide

The UK North South Divide was debated at the most recent Rustat Conference at Jesus College.

Speakers discussed:

  • Whether there is a divide in education, skills and culture, and what could resolve the divide
  • Why the north south divide exists, and what it means for policy
  • The challenges associated with the Northern Powerhouse, including whether infrastructure and transport could provide some solutions
  • Whether devolution could solve divisions between north and south.

The full day conference on 26th November 2015 was attended by business, political and academic experts, including representatives from KPMG, IPPR North, Centre for Cities, Demos, Arts Council England, Yorkshire First, North East Party, and universities including Durham, Manchester, LSE, Central Lancashire, Bristol and Cambridge. 

Rustat Conferences are held three times a year at Jesus College, Cambridge. Focusing on a different topic each time, they offer an opportunity for decision-makers from the frontlines of politics, business, finance, the media and education to discuss vital issues with academic experts.

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