Experts in their field from very different backgrounds suggest how to effect change and inspire us all to develop a more just society.

Shahajahan Ali (or Badgie Ali) is a parent and teacher from South London who believes in the transformative power of care, support and education for families and that activism can help to shape more empathetic and cohesive communities.

Professor Sam Friedman is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He has published widely on class, culture and social mobility, and recently co-authored The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged. He is also the author of Comedy and Distinction: The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour and co-author of Social Class in the 21st Century. He is currently working on a new book (with Aaron Reeves) looking at the historical development of the British elite, drawing on the entire 120-year database of Who’s Who.

Dr. Elizabeth Henry is a consultant/advisor/activist/campaigner and speaker, she was previously the National Adviser on race and equality issues at the Church of England. Elizabeth’s personal and professional philosophy is informed by her passion for addressing inequalities and working towards achieving justice and equality for all.

Susie Morrow started life as one of six children of an Anglo-Irish family in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her education has been a complicated path of stops and starts, but she has managed to help start-up award winning software companies. She is a mother, step mother, and now a grandmother too. In 2021, Susan was short-listed as one of the most influential women in tech in the UK.

Deb Neville is a working class woman, a mother, a grandmother and a mental health social worker. She cares deeply that all people can access a fair opportunity to fulfil their potential, through access to empowering education, good food and a chance to develop their skills and autonomy in the world (rights and justice for all sentient beings please).

Dr. Ben Tippet is a researcher working in the department of European and International Studies on the Leverhulme-funded project ‘The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation’. He did his PhD in economics at the University of Greenwich in London, UK. He has taught or held visiting positions at the Goldsmiths College, Queen Mary University and the University of Greenwich. Ben is author of Split: Class Divides Uncovered, Pluto Press, 2020. His research focuses on wealth inequality, housing markets and political economy.