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Our Feasts turn traditional events upside down! Kicking off while many are still slumbering, these intimate mornings are the forums for the exchange of ideas among equals, sparked by carefully crafted connections, conversation and caffeine. Come with an open mind and an empty belly; let us nourish both.

Create a Feast with us

Why

We keep numbers right down and design the mornings so that you can get to know relevant fellow members, tap into new networks, exchange recommendations and contribute to the work of others.

Our Feasts are not traditional lectures or workshops! Most of our speakers come from within the community, and their views are not necessarily the predictable content of the public speaking circuit. While they share valuable learning about cutting edge issues relating to our Themes, we invite them to bring as many questions to explore as insights to apply.

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I was really inspired and energised by what an interesting bunch of people they were… The Hot Breakfast made me zing all morning!

Georgina Smee, Social Entrepreneur

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I cycled back buzzing ... and it was hardly 9am – thank you for pulling the grey cells out of their normal confined patterns and into new realms

Hal Stockley, Strategist and Entrepreneur

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I just wanted to thank you for a lovely breakfast last week. Really enjoyed it and was very impressed with the quality of the people that you managed to get around the table

Alex Merry, Speaker Coach

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I might start sounding like a broken record... but I have to say it again. I really enjoyed meeting such a clever bunch of people yesterday. Thank you for curating such a lovely breakfast morning

Anne-Cecile Bertrand, Management Consultant

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I knew it would be good but I had not expected it to be that good.

Former Managing Partner (Law Firm), Connector

What

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Typically we kick off with a snappy burst of insights from one or two of our members. They will share their experience and knowledge and lay the ground for questions and challenges.

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The discussion is flipped so that you can explore ideas with the small group of members who we have handpicked to be on your table, while digging into a delicious breakfast.

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We'll mix things up again, so that you can compare thoughts with the wider group and mingle with other members. All Feasts conclude with a chance for you to make an ask, confirm an action or offer a contribution.

Themes

We cover a holistic spectrum of subjects to feed your mind.

These include everything from meaty research in pioneering subjects through to tasty creative insights and fortifying shots of personal development. We aim to get you thinking creatively and questioning laterally, tackling stuff that is big and challenging and exciting, where no single profession or school of thought has all the answers.

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Business in the twenty-first century

Breakfasts about:

People, planet and profit in businesses both big and small. Innovative practices and inspiring cultures. Leadership, development and purpose.

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Citizenship and political change

Breakfasts about:

Contemporary politics and historical roots. The trajectory that we’re on and how to shape it. Grass roots activity and central command. Responsibilities, rights and regulation.

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Educating for the future

Breakfasts about:

Fostering a better future through and for young people. Best practice from tradition and the counter-cultural. Developing skillsets and mindsets for a changing world.

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Technology, data and our digital growth

Breakfasts about:

Prospects and pitfalls, implications and ethics. Staying relevant and protecting against displacement. Promoting and policing progress.

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A sustainable society

Breakfasts about:

The many facets of development and growth. Our role as caretakers and stewards. Minimising and managing risk. New sources of energy, new systems of economy.

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Modern mindsets for living and working

Breakfasts about:

Finding balance, finding meaning. Creating new paradigms and identities. Making the most of age, gender and cohort. Philosophy for our times.

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Transformation through arts and culture

Breakfasts about:

Championing new artists, new activities, new values. Activism through words, design and performance. Finding fresh frameworks. Insights from beauty and creativity.

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The entrepreneurial mindset

Breakfasts about:

Freelancing and founding. Going it alone and doing it different. Tips, tricks and vicarious learning for the creation of business and brand. Measuring and reconciling risk.

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Health as a whole

Breakfasts about:

Physical and mental health, and personal and societal well-being. Progressive practice in medicine, nutrition, lifestyle and care.