The RSA Fellows’ PSR (Scotland) Network is pleased to announce the upcoming joint event with Partner Anderson Strathern LLPS.
You are most welcome to register for this event, when Naomi Eisenstadt will be in dialogue with Martyn Evans after which there will be an opportunity for audience Q&A.
The purpose of the evening is to consider the fifteen recommendations in the 'Shifting the Curve' report and to consider scope for RSA action on any of them via e.g. a Catalyst project.
More information about Naomi and Martyn can be found below. The event is free to attend but please do book your place at the top of this page. Doors will open for registration and coffees at 17:40.
We look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions, please email Ann Packard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Anderson Strathern LLP, 1 Rutland Court, Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8EY
Naomi Eisenstadt CB FRSA
RSA Fellow Naomi Eisenstadt is the recent Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality for Scottish Government (her appointment concluding with the dissolution for the May 2016 Scottish Parliament elections). Naomi recently published her report to the Scottish Government “Shifting the Curve”, identifying fifteen recommendations that could significantly reduce poverty in Scotland. After a long career in the NGO sector, in 1999 Naomi became the first Director of the Sure Start Unit. The Unit was responsible for delivering the government’s commitment to free nursery education places for all three and four year olds, the national childcare strategy, and programmes aiming to reduce the gap in outcomes between children living in disadvantaged areas and the wider child population. After Sure Start, Naomi spent three years as the Director of the Social Exclusion Task Force working across government to identify and promote policies to address the needs of traditionally excluded groups. Since retiring from the Civil Service, Naomi has chaired the Camden Equalities Commission, the Milton Keynes Child Poverty Commission, published a book and several articles relevant to child development and child poverty. She is a trustee of four charities: Save the Children, the National Literacy Trust, the Dartington Social Research Unit, and the Trust for London. Naomi is an Honorary Research Fellow, University of Oxford Department of Education, and the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Open University in 2002 and became a CB in 2005.
Martyn Evans FRSA
RSA Fellow Martyn Evans will conduct the dialogue about “Shifting the Curve” with Naomi Eisenstadt. Martyn is Chief Executive of the Carnegie UK Trust. He holds a BA (Hons) and MA (econ), and was a visiting Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde from 1995-2001. He has recently been the Chairman of the Expert Group on Welfare and Constitutional Change (2014), Northern Ireland Roundtable on Wellbeing (2015), and National Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland (2015) and the Fairer Fife Commission (2015). He was Director of the Scottish Consumer Council from 1998–2009 and is a past Vice-Chairman of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland and Chairman of its Audit Committee. He was Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Advice Scotland for five years prior to taking up his post with SCC and Director of Shelter from 1987-1992.
The Carnegie UK Trust is an independent, endowed charitable trust incorporated by a Royal Charter. The Trust is one of over twenty foundations established by Andrew Carnegie. There are over 650 Carnegie libraries in the UK and Ireland and 2800 worldwide.
The RSA Fellows’ PSR (Scotland) Network is grateful to Anderson Strathern LLP for acting as Joint Event Partner.