A Big Conversation with Ted Cantle

An eminent figure in the field of social cohesion and author of the prominent Cantle Report, will share his extensive knowledge of urban regeneration at an exclusive forum staged by Staffordshire University.

Ted Cantle was awarded the CBE in 2004 for his wide ranging work in community cohesion and his services to local government.  He will be drawing on this distinguished career to deliver the seminar - The Changing Face of Stoke on Trent:  Building a Coalition for Cohesion – at the latest in a series of Big Conversation events at Staffordshire University. 

The forum will take place on Thursday 18 December, at 1:30pm, and follows other Big Conversations with high profile speakers, such as former BBC Director General, Greg Dyke, and Cobra beer entrepreneur, Karan Billimoria.

Ted is probably best known for his Cantle Report.  In 2001 he was appointed by the Home Secretary to chair the Community Cohesion Review Team, leading the review on causes of the summer disturbances in a number of northern towns and cities. 

He produced the Cantle Report making 70 recommendations, and subsequently, the concept of community cohesion was adopted by the government.

Stoke-on-Trent is committed to its regeneration, and with the increasing importance of greater community engagement, the forum will be a fascinating opportunity to share Ted’s views and experience, with reference to the local region.

The forum will take place in rooms LT111/3 at the Ashley Centre, Leek Road, Stoke, from 1:30pm – 3pm, followed by refreshments and networking opportunities.

Some seats are still available so if you would like to attend, please contact Julia Morse on 01785 35(3653) before Tuesday 16 December.


Judy O'Brien
University Communications Manager
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t: +44 (0)1782 294345
e: j.l.o'brien@staffs.ac.uk