UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Radical help: Rethinking the Welfare State, and work

23 March 2023, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm


A community public lecture on rethinking the Welfare State and rethinking work by author and IIPP Honarary Professor, Hilary Cottam - followed by a methods workshop with IIPP faculty.

This event is free.

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Level 6
Peckham Levels
95A Rye Lane
SE15 4ST
United Kingdom

This event is hosted by Peckham Levels.

  • 13:00 - Join us for lunch on level 6
  • 14:00 - Public lecture: Re-thinking the Welfare State/ Re-thinking Work by Hilary Cottam (author of Radical Help; IIPP Honorary Professor) with Nai Kalema, IIPP Scholar
  • 15:00 - Participative Discussion
  • 15.30 Methods workshop with Hilary Cottam, Nai Kalema and Rowan Conway (IIPP Visiting Professor) and the IIPP team.

Hosted by Peckham Levels, this community event is run by UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose will look at why we must re-think our welfare institutions. Back by popular demand, this year our emphasis will be on work, and work organisations. A public lecture will be given by author, social activist and IIPP Honorary Professor Hilary Cottam. Hilary will be joined by IIPP scholar Nai Kalema - who brings expertise in social justice and global public innovation - and by designer and IIPP Visiting Professor Rowan Conway.

The lecture will be followed by participative discussion and a hands-on methods workshop where participants will have the chance to try out some of the working methods that inform Hilary’s work and her social activism.

This event is now fully booked.