Events - Cambridge

1-day workshop: polling and policy

Location: POLIS Department, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Event Series: Cambridge

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On Monday 9th December, YouGov held a workshop on polling and public policy for students at Cambridge University, where YouGov researchers covered topics including the history of polling, the theory and practice of questionnaire design, and a discussion on the role of polling in policy with Peter Kellner (President, YouGov) and Dennis Kavanagh (Emeritus Professor of Politics, Liverpool University).

Public Opinion and the Evolving State

Location: Magdalene College, Cambridge
Event Series: Cambridge

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Despite ideological and financial challenges to its role and power, the state remains a crucial feature of political and economic life. What are the public’s views on the role of governments in security and economic affairs? How do these views vary between countries and competing models? Should the role of the state fundamentally change in certain areas? Will longer term challenges force it to do so? How accountable – to parliaments and the public – should governments be in fulfilling their roles? These were some of the questions discussed at the YouGov-Cambridge Forum 2013, which public opinion and the evolving state in three key areas of international relations, business and British politics.

Public Trust in Banking

Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9GU
Event Series: Cambridge

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YouGov-Cambridge held its annual Spring Symposium on Wednesday 17th April in partnership with the Guardian. The themes discussed were Public Trust in Banking and Reversing or Advancing Thatcher's Legacy. Speakers including Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman, RBS; Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive, Metro Bank; Baroness Falkner, Chairman, Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Policy Committee on Foreign Affairs; Jonathan Freedland, Columnist, the Guardian; Fraser Nelson, Editor, The Spectator; Will Hutton, Columist, the Observer and Allister Heath, Editor, City A.M.

Reputation in the Age of Protest

Location: Magdalene College, Cambridge
Event Series: Cambridge

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Reputations can take a lifetime to build – and an instant to pull down. This is an old maxim, but it has never seemed more true than in the current age, where an unfortunate Twitpic can find its way around the world seconds after being snapped. With so many old certainties of power and capitalism under pressure, it is evidently not an easy time to maintain a positive reputation. In September 2012, YouGov partnered with the Guardian, the British Council and the Royal United Services to look at “Reputation in the Age of Protest”, and how nations, organisations and political parties variously manage the modern challenges of reputation.