The Park is now adorned with new arrivals. Watching our lambs bounding across the Estate makes us feel grounded with nature as it continues no matter what’s going on in the world. The Gardens are brimming with blossom trees as we watch the seasons move on, albeit leaving the weather in April showers. We’re hitting the ground running as life rights itself with momentous new partnerships and projects.
Oxford had the chance to showcase the innovative support provided for people experiencing homelessness in the city with a visit from HRH The Earl of Wessex. Partners from Oxfordshire Homeless Movement greeted The Earl and shared how local organisations had adapted their work in response to the pandemic.
Six months on from our first Summit we will be looking at how things have moved on and the recovery prospects for our local economy. We have a stellar set of speakers lined up including Jane Patterson-Todd, Dr David Cleevely CBE, C-J Green, Chris Sargisson, Anne Bailey, Laraine Moody, Duncan Baker MP, Fiona McGonigle and Doug Field. See below for the full line-up of speakers…this really is not to be missed!
This morning, City AM has reported that more than a quarter (26%) of UK businesses will either close, downsize or consolidate their offices in the coming months, as companies move to hybrid working models. More than half (53%) of businesses plan to offer more flexible or remote working policies, while 30 per cent are expecting employees in the office between one and three days per week, research by YouGov for HR tech firm Applaud found.