Upcoming Events

The Young Foundation Summer School

23 August 2021 - 25 August 2021

3PM - 5PM


The Young Foundation Summer School: Understand, Involve and Innovate With Your Community What is it? A three-part, six-hour training series in which you will begin to learn the extensive range of methods, tools and approaches for understanding, involving and innovating with your local community. Who is it for? Any public or private institution with an... Find out more

How diverse is the social research profession?

1 July 2021


Join The Young Foundation and the Social Research Association at this free Zoom webinar to launch the report of their research into experiences of diversity and inclusion among UK social researchers. More than 900 researchers took part in an extensive survey on diversity and inclusion at work, followed by a qualitative study to gain deeper... Find out more

Past Events

Webinar: Peer research in the UK policy context

27 May 2021

1pm - 2pm


In recent years there has been a growing interest in involving citizens and communities in the creation of public policy and the design and delivery of public services. Local governments and service providers have begun to recognise community members as experts in their own right, equipped with valuable lived experience and an inside understanding of... Find out more

Webinar: Re-building trust for the COVID decade

14 April 2021



This event is in the past. You can catch up by watching the recording here. Public trust in national government has declined over the last year, amid a perceived mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic across the UK. Britons have instead looked to experts and local leaders for information and advice about the virus, with trust... Find out more

The UpSwing

24 February 2021

5.30pm - 7pm

In Conversation with Robert Putnam, Shaylyn Romney Garrett & Special Guests February 24th 2021, 5.30pm-7.00pm GMT – online The Young Foundation and the Institute for Community Studies invite you to join the ‘poet laureate of civil society’ Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett to discuss their new book: The Upswing, How America Came Together a... Find out more