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Ideas and impact: understanding Welsh think tanks

August 22nd 2019

The number of think tanks is booming and Wales is no exception. But what exactly are they and how do they differ from academic institutions or other types of non-governmental organisations?

Date: 26th September 2019

Time: 9.30 – 12.30

Venue: Ferrier Hall, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff

Cost: free

At this seminar, Victoria Winckler, Director of the Bevan Foundation, will present the findings of a new report for WISERD, and share with delegates some recommendations on how academics and their institutions might work with think tanks.


9.30      Introduction and welcome
                Prof Sally Power, WISERD

9.40      The role of think tanks in Welsh civil society
                Victoria Winckler, Director, Bevan Foundation

10.10     Panel discussion: Think tanks old and new
                Hannah Durrant, WCPP; Auriol Miller, Institute of Welsh Affairs; Jane Williams, Morgan Academy 

10.45     Coffee break

11.00     Rethinking social change: Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s new strategy
                Frank Soodeen, Deputy Director, External Affairs, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

11.30     Changing political hearts and minds: what works?

                Jo Salway, Head of Cabinet Office, Welsh Government
               Graham Winter, Service Development Adviser, National Assembly for Wales

12.00    Closing comments
                Victoria Winckler, Director, Bevan Foundation

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