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Robert Oakeshott Lecture 2024

22 February 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


22 February 2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The location is Bayes Business Business School, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

The 2024 lecture, which commemorates and celebrates our founder Robert Oakeshott, will be given by Matthew Taylor.

Matthew Taylor who will give the Robert Oakeshott Lecture 204Matthew joined the NHS Confederation as its chief executive in June 2021, having been chief executive of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) for 15 years.  During his tenure, Matthew transformed the RSA into a global institution, with 30,000 fellows and an influential research programme.

Before the RSA, Matthew was chief adviser on political strategy to Prime Minister Tony Blair and he also ran the Institute for Public Policy Research for 5 years. He was commissioned by the Conservative government in 2016 to carry out an independent review into modern working practices.

“It is a privilege to be asked to give the 11th annual Robert Oakeshott Lecture. Employee ownership is important as a model of good practice in itself but also as a symbol for the broader need for deep employee engagement.

“We can take heart a greater recognition of the importance of work quality but the case for good work with engagement at its heart must be deep and broad; deep in that fulfilling work should be a basic human expectation, broad in the importance of good work to other social goals including better health, social cohesion and economic productivity”.

- Matthew Taylor

This year the lecture is kindly supported by Brabners a leading professional advisor and advocate of employee ownership and the good work agenda.

“The continued growth in EOBs, demonstrates that how we do work matters: to enlightened founders, colleagues and customers as well as to wider society and the UK economy generally.

“Evidence shows that on average EOBs outperform more traditional corporate models, demonstrating that economic growth and personal well-being in work are not mutually exclusive concepts.

“Brabners is once again delighted to support this year’s Robert Oakeshott lecture, a keystone event in the EOA calendar. The 2024 lecture promises to be both fascinating and compelling. We eagerly look forward to hearing Matthew Taylor’s views and insights as he takes us to the heart of the importance of work quality on wider social goals such as better health, greater social inclusion, and more impactful productive businesses. - Stephen Hadlow, Partner, Brabners

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