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Meet the Leaders with Charles Clarke, former Home Secretary and co-author of The University Challenge at The Fox Club, June 23rd 2020

Postponed until further notice

It is regrettably difficult for us to make firm plans for physical events going forward. When government guidelines allow us to proceed, this promises to be a fascinating evening with Charles Clarke. Invitations will be dispatched when we have a new date and we’re confident that it can go ahead. The evening is being generously donated by John Kinder and will include wine and canap├ęs.

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We shall be organising these informal salons both digitally and physically over the coming months, with speakers from across the political spectrum.

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Meet the Leaders with the Rt Hon Penny Mordant MP and George Freeman MP, February 2020

After a series of highly stimulating Meet the Leaders in 2019, Rt. Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, former Secretary of State for Defence and George Freeman MP, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, (and founder of the Big Tent) joined over fifty of us on February 11th for our first post election, 2020 Meet the Leaders evening, kindly hosted by Susan Walton and David Hawkins.

Big Tent held its second annual Leaders’ Summit at the end of October, kindly hosted by KPMG.

It brought together over 100 of the UK’s most senior sector and business leaders, journalists and politicians to discuss what’s next for democracy, navigating politics in a digital age, how we can make politics feel truly UK-wide and much more. We were joined by a superb array of speakers including the Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP, Julia Hobsbawm OBE, Sir Craig Oliver, Dr Yasmin Fitzpatrick, Matthew D’Ancona and many others.