A delegate from the Civil Service has taken the Young Thinker of the Year title at the Young England and Wales Programme for his 'well-researched, well-structured and impeccably crafted' paper on the detrimental effects of bitcoin. Joanna Thornborough, representing The British Academy, took the runner-up place with her 'mature, thoughtful advocacy… wise and well-written paper' on the importance of retaining public service broadcasting. Luc Baskeyfield-Bride (Kirklees Council) and another Civil Service delegate were highly commended, while Sophie Hawley (Health Education England) was commended.
We are all looking forward to meeting the delegates at the Young Ireland Programme – held every year in Scotland. This year it is in Ayr, from 28 June to 1 July – click here for brochure and booking form.
Two autumn dates have just been announced:
The Autumn Young Scotland Programme will be held in the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel in Polmont, Falkirk, from 13 to 16 September. Click here for brochure and booking form.
The Autumn Young England and Wales Programme will be held at Lancaster House hotel, Lancaster, from 11 to 14 October. Click here for brochure and booking form.