Past Events

Past events

Drink Tank with James Cleverly MP

Our Drink Tanks are a chance to meet, network, chat, have a beer and share ideas. James Cleverly has been the MP for Braintree since 2015, and is also long-serving a Territorial Army officer. He was previously a member of the London Assembly for Bexley and Bromley from 2008-16.

Date: Monday 24th July, 2017, 19.00 onwards

Venue: Morpeth Arms (upstairs), 58 Millbank, London, SW1P 4RW

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Social reform conference 2017

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Our annual Bright Blue conference this year will be on the theme of "Social reform". Join us for a day of generating and discussing ideas on this critical agenda outlined by our Prime Minister. The conference will include a keynote speech from The Rt Hon Damian Green MP (First Secretary of State), and break-out sessions with the centre-right's most influential politicians and thinkers. 

Date: Saturday 1st July 2017 

Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, SW1Y 5AH 

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Education Forum: Lessons from Finland

For this forum, we are joined by Gabriel Heller Sahlgren. Gabriel is Research Director at the Centre for the Study of Market Reform of Education and Affiliated Research Fellow with the Research Institute of Industrial Economics. In addition, he is academic advisor at the European Centre for Entrepreneurship and Policy Reform and a PhD student at the London School of Economics, where he also works at the Centre for Economic Performance.

Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 19.00 - 20.30.

Venue: Morpeth Arms (upstairs), 58 Millbank, London, SW1P 4RW

 

Drink Tank with Dr Sarah Wollaston MP

Our Drink Tanks are a chance to meet, network, chat, have a beer and share ideas. Our guest speaker for this Drink Tank is Dr Sarah Wollaston MP. Sarah was elected Member for Totnes in 2010. She is Chair of the Health Select Committee.

Date: Wednesday 29th March 2017, 19.00 - 20.30.

Venue: Morpeth Arms (upstairs), 58 Millbank, London, SW1P 4RW

 

Education Forum: Grammar Schools 

Bright Blue’s Forums are spaces for those on the centre-right to come together to chat about politics and discuss policy. The Education Forum is an informal, fun and interactive opportunity to discuss and explore ideas and suggestions that relate to education policy. The intention of the forum is to produce policies that will allow the UK to offer world class education for all, regardless of birth, background or personal circumstances. Join us for informal drinks and chat on the Government's recent education announcements.

Ryan Shorthouse will present on grammar schools in light of proposals to reinstate them. Chris Hayes will chair.

Date: Wednesday 1st February 2017, 19.00 - 20.30.

Venue: Morpeth Arms (upstairs), 58 Millbank, London, SW1P 4RW

 

Drink Tank with Sir Nicholas Soames MP

Our Drink Tanks are a chance to meet, network, chat, have a beer and share ideas. Our guest speaker for this Drink Tank is Sir Nicholas Soames. Sir Nicholas was elected MP for Crawley in 1983. He has represented Mid Sussex since 1997.

Date: Wednesday 18th January, 2017, 19.00 - 20:30

Venue: Old Star, 66 Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H 0DB

 

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