Northern Coffeehouse: Youth Social Action

Fellowship Event / Online

 -  | BST British Summer Time


  • Community and place-based action
  • Environment
  • Climate change
  • Fellowship
  • Youth engagement

Inspired by the RSA’s origin in an enlightenment coffeehouse over 260 years ago, our new Northern Coffeehouse series offers an interactive space to share ideas for social change.

We’re joined by Jude Daniel Smith from Youth Social Action.

Jude is a young activist from Sheffield, and has this to say about his work: “I live in Yorkshire in the North of England and am currently 18 years old - I have been engaged in social action, youth voice and general activism for about seven years now and it has been very enriching for me! I spoke on the link between class and climate action in the House of Commons and about the part young people have played in mitigating climate change at COP26".

Jude’s interests and passions include climate justice and environmental education, youth unemployment, metropolitan devolution, the influence of the music industry and the North/South divide in England. He’ll be presenting on the work he’s done as a young person within the activist space, and what the future might hold for his generation.

Join us most Fridays for an informal lunchtime talk followed by a chance to discuss the topic of the day or anything else that is on your mind, in small breakout rooms. Starting at 1pm and finished by 1:45pm, you can enjoy your Friday lunch break with inspiring speakers and interesting colleagues.

Taking part in online events

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Zoom call joining details will be sent out via email in advance of the event.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments to support your participation, please let the team know by emailing: [email protected].

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