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Join a discussion with journalist and editor David Goodhart as we explore the possibility of a new world of work after the pandemic.

At the heart of Local Trust and the Big Local programme, is a vision of empowered, resilient, dynamic, asset-rich communities making their own decisions on what is best for their area.

This is why we’re excited to be hosting a series of talks with several leading experts and high-profile thinkers on how, after coronavirus, we can build a better economy, society, and planet, with community power as a core element.

Our second event is with David Goodhart, thinker and author of Head, Hand, Heart: Why Intelligence Is Overrated, Manual Workers Matter, and Caregivers Deserve More Respect.

Head, Hand, Heart tells the story of the cognitive takeover that has gathered pace over the past forty years. As recently as the 1970s most people left school without qualifications, but now 40 per cent of all jobs are graduate-only.

David argues that a good society must re-imagine the meaning of skilled work, so that people who work with their hands and hearts are valued alongside workers who manipulate data.

The session will see David open with some initial remarks, before engaging in a wider dialogue and Q&A session.

It will take place using Zoom and joining details will be emailed to attendees before the event

You can also join the conversation on Twitter with #BetterFuture.

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