Thursday 24 June 2021 | 7:00pm

Ed Miliband Live in Cambridge

Thursday 24 June 2021 | 7:00pm

Ed Miliband Live in Cambridge

£10.00£12.00 - Single event ticket
Join Ed Miliband as he talks to Melissa Benn about his inspiring and solutions-focussed new book, Go Big: How To Fix Our World. This event will be held live for a socially distanced audience at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

‘Ed Miliband writes with a vigour and lightness of touch that doesn’t conceal or deny the seriousness of the problems or the intelligence of his suggestions for solving them. I was left with such an unusual feeling that I didn’t at first realise what it was, and then I remembered: optimism. I hope everyone with the slightest interest in the way the world works will read it, and act on the lines he suggests’ – Philip Pullman

Inspired and informed by his hugely popular podcast, Reasons to be Cheerful, Ed Miliband’s new book, Go Big: How To Fix Our World, shows us that whilst the challenges we face as a society are daunting, solutions to them already exist. This empowering, uplifting set of practical and transformative solutions – from a citizens’ assembly in  Mongolia  to  the  UK’s  largest  cycle  network  in Greater Manchester –sees Miliband draw from the most imaginative and ambitious of ideas to provide a vision for how to remake society.

In conversation with writer and Festival Honorary Patron, Melissa Benn.

Author Biographies

Ed Miliband is the MP for Doncaster North and was Leader of the Labour Party from 2010 to 2015 and Climate Change Secretary from 2008 to 2010. In April 2020, he returned to the front bench to serve as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. In October 2017,Ed and his co-host Geoff Lloyd launched the Reasons to be Cheerful podcast to explore the ideas, people and movements solving the biggest challenges facing societyIt has since had over 12 million downloads across a diverse listenership and was awarded Podcast of the Year by the Broadcasting Press Guild in 2018.

Melissa Benn (chair) is a writer, journalist, and campaigner. As a freelance writer, her essays and journalism have appeared in a wide range of publications, including The Independent, The Times,Public Finance, Marxism Today, The London Review of Books, Cosmopolitan, and Public Finance. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian and New Statesman. She has published eight books, including two novels. One of Us, published in 2008, was widely praised and shortlisted for a British Book Award in 2008. In September 2013 she published What Should We Tell Our Daughters? The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female, an exploration of young women’s lives from the perspective of a mother and feminist in mid-life, which was shortlisted for a Politico’s Book of the Year in 2014.  

About this event

Event information  ‘This event will be presented live to a socially distanced audience. Face coverings are to be worn at all times in the venue. You can view our latest COVID policy here
Venue West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, CB3 9DP. West Road’s COVID policy can be found here
Tickets Tickets are limited to 10 per account holder. Please bring a paper or digital copy of the booking confirmation email with you to the event as your ticket.
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Concessions Under 25s are eligible for a discounted tickets. Please bring proof of age to the event