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Forthcoming events

We run a number of Rustat Conference events by invitation throughout the year. For more information on any of the events listed below please email our Forum Coordinator

We are eager to develop our forthcoming agenda in conjunction with Members and Sponsors, and our Director, Dr Julian Huppert, would delight in discussing any partnerships with those interested in becoming Rustat Conference Members or organisations and individuals interested in sponsoring events, reports or programmes.

Rustat Conference on Intergenerationality: how can we bridge generational divides?

21 June 2018, West Court, Jesus College, Cambridge, attendance by invitation only.

For the first time, the 2017 General Election revealed that age was a stronger determinant of voting patterns than class. In the EU Referendum, polling shows young voters overwhelmingly supported Remain while older people backed Brexit.

The data suggests a widening gap between generations, not only politically but also socially and economically. How will this impact our society in the years ahead? To what extent can we reduce divides through changes in housing, institutions and technology? Does it make sense to lump people together in generational groups anyway?

This Rustat conference will draw together experts from a wide range of ages and backgrounds to explore how generations and individuals can work together.

Rustat Conference on Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity

21 September 2018, West Court, Jesus College, Cambridge, attendance by invitation only.

Highly skilled staff are a crucial element of most companies and organisations. Recruiting the right person is a difficult, time-consuming, and expensive task.

However, many organisations fail to recruit sufficiently widely, missing out in particular on women, people from ethnic minorities, or people with disabilities.

Having recruited people, it is very beneficial to be able to retain them – retraining people is very disruptive. However, again many organisations struggle to be able to retain all the staff they would like to keep. Also, the nature of work is changing.

This conference explores how to find, attract, and keep the best people in light of changing work patterns and places, as well as careers. We bring together experts from a range of backgrounds to discuss how we can reconfigure recruitment, retention, and the career “pipeline”, making sure in the future people can find the places best able to support them.

A report will follow each of the events, made available on our Reports page.

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