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Great Minds – Symposium 2014/15

The 2015 annual Symposium took place at The Temporary Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX Friday 20th February 2015, 1pm-5pm with networking in the National Theatre bar areas afterwards.

Entitled ‘Great Minds. (Think. Differently.) ’, the event continued the participatory debate we began in 2014 with It’s a Man’s World.

This year’s twist on the panel debate and key note speeches was facilitated by Safe Ground’s Executive Director, Charlotte Weinberg, and psychoanalyst Professor Renos Papadopoulos (Director of the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees (CTAR), University of Essex).

Panellists included:

Vicky Pryce (author of Prisonomics)

Jonathan Robinson

Jonathan Robinson (author of IN IT)

Sara Lee

Sara Lee, Director of Music in Prisons

Frances Cook, Director of The Howard League

Frances Crook, Chief Executive of The Howard League

and also Dr. Deborah Drake, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, The Open University and Gareth Davies, Fathers Inside Graduate.

This part of the event demonstrated Safe Ground’s innovative approach to social policy influence.

Great Minds – Symposium 2014/15 blog

Using this, the GREAT MINDS hub page submit your own thoughts, ideas and artistic responses to the themes and discussions started by us or other participants like you. We welcome all ideas. You can respond to one of the blogs below by posting your own blog or video blog. Or get back to us via Twitter – #SGMinds, Instagram –  #GroundsGREAT or Facebook – #SPKYRMIND

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