Demand for Young England and Wales Programme places has been so high that, for the first time since the Young Programme was founded back in 2002, we have added a third England and Wales event to our annual calendar. Click here for brochure and booking form for the autumn programme, to be held in Lancaster in October.
Meanwhile, we are looking forward to meeting the summer England and Wales Programme delegates next month. Click here for who they are.
Our major international event of the year – bringing together the 2018 Young Ireland Programme and the Autumn Young Scotland Programme – will take place in September (18th to 21st). North Queensferry is the location for this exciting and inspiring mix of delegate groups. Click here for the Ireland brochure and booking form, or click here for the Scotland brochure and booking form.
Bev O'Kane of the Marine Conservation Society became England and Wales Young Thinker of the Year – a title she will share with the winners of the forthcoming summer and autumn programmes – at an exuberant awards ceremony in Lancaster. Her paper on post-Brexit food diversity was described by the adjudicators as 'a combination of well-explained science, personal observation, and passionate advocacy, noteable for its relaxed style and witty asides...beguiling from start to finish.' Click here for photos.
From a high-quality field at the 2018 Young Local Authority of the Year at Lancaster, London Borough of Redbridge emerged as the winners for a brilliant trio of presentations, each of which won high praise from the adjudicators. Click here for photos.
Introducing a new feature on the website: the first 10 years of the programme (2002-12) in photographs! Click here