Forthcoming events

Mental Health and Work Conference

Wednesday 11th March

8.45 for 09.00 - 12.30. Church House, Westminster. 

Keynote speech: Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Programme available here.

Confirmed speakers include:  

  • Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, Former Minister for Care and Support, Chair of CentreForum Mental Health Commission.
  • Professor Lord Layard, Director, Well-Being Programme, London School of Economics.
  • Karen Jackson, Director, didlaw.
  • Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind.
  • Karen Steadman, Senior Researcher, The Work Foundation.
  • Dave Moore, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Santander.
  • Fiona King, Benefits Rehabilitation Manager, Legal & General.
  • James Kempton, Associate Director, Education and Social Policy, CentreForum.
  • Oonagh Aitken, Chief Executive, Community Service Volunteers.
  • Jan Hutchinson, Director of Programmes, Centre for Mental Health.

Liberal Democrat Spring Conference, Liverpool

Friday 13th March


Will the electorate ever love coalitions at Westminster?

Speakers:  Don Foster MP, Deputy Chief Whip; Baroness Randerson and Professor Andrew Russell, Manchester University

Chair:  Neil Sherlock


Partner:  National Citizen Service 

Mental health and young people:  meeting the challenge

Speakers:  Paul Adnitt, National Citizen Service; Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State, Department of Health; Dr John Stevens, Mersey Care NHS Trust

Chair:  Paul Burstow MP


Partner:  BVCA

Conference Reception

Saturday 14th March


Partner:  Liberal Reform

The F word:  what do we mean by 'fairness'?

Speakers:  Kelly-Marie Blundell, PPC for Guildford; Kavya Kaushik, Liberal Reform; Steve Webb MP, Minister of State, DWP

Chair:  Tom Papworth, CentreForum


From cradle to college:  a liberal vision for education

Speakers:  Janet Grauberg; Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State, Department of Education; Professor Stephen Lee, CentreForum and Lord Storey

Chair:  James Kempton, CentreForum



Liberalism and economic policy:  the coalition and beyond

Wednesday 18th March, central London venue


  • Lord Newby, Deputy Chief Whip
  • Vicky Pryce, economist and author
  • Dr Peter Sloman, New College, Oxford
  • Giles Wilkes, Financial Times

Chair:  Duncan Greenland, Chair of Trustees, CentreForum


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