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Does Social Mobility Exist Anymore?
Tue 24 January 2017, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
Social mobility in the UK has got steadily worse. With a politically cataclysmic year behind us, what does equality look like in 2017? Join young talent from Pitch It as they host a discussion about class, the creative economy and opportunity in London. Does popular culture offer the same opportunities for young, ambitious talent today? Were the 60’s and 70’s an unusual time when the postwar climate led to better opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Should we now accept that creativity always was and always will be a luxury for the privileged? Guests: Oli de Botton, Headmaster at School 21, a new free school that takes an innovative approach to preparing students for the world of work. Steve Parker, Senior Strategist at M&C Saatchi and Pitch It mentor. Louise Clarke, Talent Manager at Latimer Group, a youth focussed marketing agency heralded by The Guardian as "Moral Madmen".