Big Tent 2020

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The Big Tent Community Hub is the place for Big Tent Friends, Student Friends, Patrons and supporters to come together in pursuit of new ideas, innovative solutions and constructive conversations. It is a space to share your thoughts and ideas with other like-minded people who are dedicated to reinvigorating grass-roots politics.

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The Big Tent Values

  • Non-Partisan: Big Tent is strictly non-partisan; united by a desire to see progress for the UK through the broad engagement of multiple actors.
  • Dynamic: Passionate, energetic, creative and optimistic; leading change in new and exciting ways
  • Participative: Open to new ideas and encouraging of new voices and wide engagement; striving to provide a platform for all civilised viewpoints, a home for excluded views, diverse identities and 50:50 gender representation.
  • Collaborative: Convening and connecting original thinkers and innovators, seeking to catalyse progressive partnerships.
  • Pioneering: Harnessing the restless spirit of innovation and enterprise, challenging establishment politics, and democratising the process of policy making.
24 November 2020

“The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) needs to be rethought” say experts calling for equal participation from women and minorities

At a Big Tent Digital event yesterday (23 November 2020), panellists from CARE International UK, ActionAid UK, Plan International UK, Women’s Environment Network (WEN) and the Centenary Action Group explored…
17 November 2020

What were you thinking: Episode twelve

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency In this episode, Laura talks to Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, who is the UK International Champion on Adaptation…
11 November 2020

“The market will not deliver” agree experts as the Government looks at how to promote financial inclusion in cashless Britain

At a Big Tent Digital event last night (10 November) Guy Opperman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, spoke with a number of…