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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Webinar Book Launch: ‘Fractured’ with Jon Yates

IPPR is delighted to host a webinar to mark the launch of a new book; ‘Fractured by Jon Yates. This will take place on Monday 14th June at 15.00-16.30 (BST) via Zoom.

The coronavirus pandemic has had profound implications for social cohesion across the country. As the government has introduced a range of social distancing measures to deal with the virus, communities have had to adapt to new ways of living together. In his new book ‘Fractured’, Jon Yates argues that the pandemic has offered an unprecedented opportunity to forge a new 'Common Life' - a set of shared practices and institutions - that can strengthen the glue that bonds our societies, in all their diversity.  

At this public virtual event hosted by IPPR to launch ‘Fractured’, we will discuss the new book with Jon Yates and a panel of leading politicians and experts on cohesion and integration. The event will be an opportunity to reflect on the ideas in ‘Fractured’, to share IPPR’s latest work on integration, and to explore how to bridge social divides and strengthen communities in the wake of the pandemic.  


  • Jon Yates, author of 'Fractured' and Executive Director of the Youth Endowment Fund
  • Danny Kruger MP
  • Dr Rupa Huq MP
  • Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future
  • Lucy Mort, Research Fellow, IPPR
  • Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR