The upcoming General Election offers organisations that promote the greater use of research, evidence and data to inform social policy the opportunity to garner political support for their position.

This lunchtime roundtable was a practical and informal forum to share plans for the 2015 Election - encouraging 'joined-up-ness', avoiding duplication, exploring potential partnerships and ways to increase impact by working in unison.

Our aim was to facilitate dialogue around the Election rather than coordinate future work.


12.30 Arrival: sandwich lunch served

12.40 Background: Jonathan Breckon, Head of the Alliance for Useful Evidence

12.45 Introduction: Penny Young, Chair (CEO, NatCen)

12.50 Presentation: Patrick Worrall (FactCheck Blog, Channel 4 News)

12:55 Presentation: Will Moy (Director, FullFact)

13:00 Presentation: Megan Clement (Deputy Editor, The Conversation)

13:05 Roundtable discussion

13.55 Summing up: potential areas for collaboration - or areas to avoid?

14:00 Finish

This was an invitation only event, if you are interested in attending similar events please email us with information on your organisation and why you would like to attend.

Enquiries are welcome.

Monday 8th of September 2014
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE

Speakers include

  • Will Moy, Director, Full Fact
  • Patrick Worrall, FactCheck Producer, FactCheck Blog, Channel 4 News
  • Megan Clement, Deputy Editor, The Conversation
  • Penny Young, CEO, NatCen (Chair)
  • Jonathan Breckon, Head of the Alliance for Useful Evidence