How have our societies become so disconnected, so that most of us spend less and less time with people who are different – as defined by age, race, class, earning power or education?
In "Fractured: Why Our Societies are Coming Apart and How We Put Them Back Together Again", Jon Yates, Director of the Youth Endowment Fund, tackles a deceptively simple idea: the more we spend time with people unlike ourselves, the more understanding, tolerant, and even friendly we become.
So what can we do to strengthen the glue that bonds our diverse societies? And how does the Covid crisis provide an opportunity for us to come together?
Join our panel to discuss.
• Jon Yates, Director of the Youth Endowment Fund
• Professor Bobby Duffy, Director of the Policy Institute, King’s College London (chair)
• Katharine Birbalsingh CBE, Founder and Headmistress, Michaela Community School
• Rafael Behr, columnist and leader writer, the Guardian