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What is Anthropy, the 'Glastonbury for Good'?

Words by Amy Packham

You might have seen it peppered across social media, or perhaps you've heard of a big gathering happening at the Eden Project. Maybe, you don't know anything about it at all.

But considering it kicks off from 2-4 November – and we're media partners for the event – we thought we'd give you a little more info.

Okay, so what is 'Anthropy'?

Dubbed as the 'UK Davos', or 'Glastonbury for Good', Anthropy is basically a gathering of leaders from all sectors, looking at the best ways we move forward as a nation for a better world.

"We are utilising this moment in time to think differently about our collective future and find new ways to inspire change," say the founders.

Why was it created?

It was founded in 2021 as a "result of concerns for the economic and social impacts of Covid 19 and the negative public discourse arising from the Brexit referendum and other challenging national issues".

There's no sugarcoating it – there has been a lot of negative happenings in the world in the past few years. This is a chance to talk about how we can change it.

So what's the aim?

By putting together Anthropy, John O'Brien – the founder – and his team wanted to ask four key questions to help formulate a new ‘Vision For Britain’:

What is the quality of life we want in Britain for the next thirty years?

What qualities of place and planet do we need to achieve that quality of life?

What qualities do we wish to see in a good economy and in the best of businesses and public sector organisations?

What qualities do we want to express to the world, to help solve shared issues such as poverty, climate change and human rights?

When and where is it happening?

Anthropy will be held at the Eden Project from 2-4 November.

We're heading down as media partners, so keep an eye on our channels to see what we find out from the event. Or, you can follow Anthropy on Twitter or LinkedIn.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Partnerships for the Goals.


This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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