Can events help build happy, thriving and more connected communities? A Spirit of 2012 Inquiry.
The Inquiry is chaired by Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett [pictured right] and draws on the expertise of 25 members, with Spirit of 2012 acting as secretariat. Members of the inquiry come from all parts of the UK and bring a wide range of expertise. They are sharing their expertise in their personal capacities, and their views do not represent those of the organisations that employ them.
Chair Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett
Tom founded the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics (LSE). He is also the founder and Chair of Helpforce, a charity championing the greater use of volunteers in health and social care.
Tom sits on the Board of the Westminster Abbey Foundation, and until recently Chair of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a trustee of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and The King’s Fund. Tom has also chaired his village parish council and been the chief executive of Marie Curie.
Members of the inquiry
Dr Neil Churchill
Rev Nicky Gumbel
Professor Donna Hall
Danny Kruger MP
Professor Patrick Vernon