Mile End Institute


Debate on politics, policy and public life in a changing Britain

The Mile End Institute regularly organises high profile public events at our East London campus and beyond. All of our events are free and open to the public but registration is required. View highlights from our 2015-16 programme and visit the archive of all our previous events to see videos.

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In Conversation with Robert Peston

The latest guest of 'In Conversation with' at the Mile End Institute is Robert Peston, a journalist and presenter, the Political Editor of ITV News and host of the weekly political discussion show Peston on Sunday.

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The Crosland Legacy

To mark the 60th anniversary of Anthony Crosland's influential tract The Future of Socialism, the Mile End Institute hosted a half-day symposium on his intellectual and political legacy.

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Forthcoming events

Left-of-Centre Parties and Trade Unions in the Twenty-First Century
1 June 2017

Just like labour in the uk, left-of-centre parties all over the world have historic ties to the trade union movement – ties aimed at helping both partners but that sometimes spark disputes between them, as well as attracting criticism from their opponents.

Past events

The Hennessy Lecture 2016

Each year, the Mile End Institute invites a distinguished politician to reflect on the issues of the day in honour of our patron, Peter Hennessy. The 2016 Hennessy Lecture was delivered by Michael Heseltine.

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What next for English Devolution?

Sir Bob Kerslake, Professor Jane Wills and Councillor Colin Noble discuss the future direction of devolution in England.

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Events archive

All past events