IFF Seminar: Dividing Lines The Role Of Evidence In Reducing Social Inequality

We are very excited to announce that IFF’s next event Dividing Lines The Role Of Evidence In Reducing Social Inequality will be taking place on Thursday, November 22nd from 4.30PM-6.30PM.

Event details: 

Neither inequality nor the debate over how to narrow the gap are new concepts. However, societal gaps and the perceptions surrounding them change over time, and events in recent years have returned these discussions to centre stage.

The 2016 referendum result highlighted divisions along ‘non-traditional’ lines, challenging the traditional class-led divisions that have long been a fixture of UK society. Whichever the political persuasion of a government, it is clear that evidence-led policy will be key in narrowing gaps in equality within our society.

Event outcomes:

This is the fifth event of our series during which we will bring together an audience of policy and research professionals from the public sector and decision-makers from the private sector to help us explore how we can use evidence to reduce inequality.


  • Polly Toynbee (Columnist and former BBC Social Affairs Editor)
  • Matthew Whittaker (Resolution Foundation)
  • Alistair Kuechel (IFF Research)


Matt Barnes (Director, IFF Research)


Speakers will be discussing how we can use evidence to reduce inequality addressing some of the following questions:

  • What are the current challenges to policy makers in reducing inequality?
  • How do we maximise the value of research to policy makers?
  • What skills do researchers need to enhance the impact of evidence?
  • Are there new divisions in society, or are the same old ones just revealing themselves in different ways?
  • What does this mean for research?

Post-event discussion (drinks and networking):

We will carry on the conversation with drinks and networking from 6.30pm. You can register your interest by following the link here.