Northern Coffeehouse: diversity in economics - RSA

Northern Coffeehouse: diversity in economics

Fellowship events / Online

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  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Economy
  • Fellowship

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 Sam McLoughlin, from the Royal Economic Society’s 'Discover Economics' programme. 'Discover Economics' is on a mission to increase the diversity of economics students. They're aiming to broaden the appeal of economics to potential students, change perceptions of economics and economists, and attract more students from under-represented groups.

The lack of diversity in economics at A Level has a knock-on effect at university, and then in government departments through the Government Economic Service that has 3,500 members. For society to thrive, we need these members to reflect the population that they serve.

Join Sam to see how you can contribute by being a Discover Economics Champion and volunteering in the programme’s outreach activities or assisting with research.

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

For our interactive online events, the RSA uses the platform Zoom. It may be necessary to follow a short set-up process. To understand how Zoom uses your data, please read their privacy policy in advance.

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].

We sometimes record our online RSA Fellowship events for learning purposes, publicity and/or public viewing. By attending this event, you accept that you may appear in RSA videos or images as an attendee of this event.

Upcoming North England Fellowship events

  • Northern Coffeehouse: The Conservative Party leadership selection of 1963

    Fellowship events / Online


    We’re joined by Lee David Evans of the Mile End Institute, who has been researching the dramatic events of the 1963 Conservative leadership selection. Join us for what promises to be a fascinating run-through of political history with a peculiarly Northern background.