Arc Universities
Next steps for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc – Westminster Social Policy Forum

This conference will examine latest developments and priorities going forward for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

It will be an opportunity to discuss the Government’s Spatial Framework for the region, as it is prepared for publication in the autumn.

Key stakeholders and policymakers will consider local and national priorities for enhancing the infrastructure, environment and development of the Arc – as well as outcomes of the public consultation on the vision for the future of the area.

Speakers include:

  • Bev Hindle, Executive Director, Oxford-Cambridge Arc Leadership Group
  • Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor, Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority


Hilary Chipping, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership; Will Gallagher, East West Rail; Matt Jackson, The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire; Emma Marsh, RSPB England; Professor Andy Neely, University of Cambridge; Darren Roe, Stagecoach East; and Councillor Richard Wenham, Central Bedfordshire Council

Chaired by:

Jonathan Djanogly MP, Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for East of England

The agenda will bring out latest thinking on:

  • the Spatial Framework – local stakeholder perspectives on implementation
  • transport – investment and supporting development, connectivity and inclusive growth
  • developing a local environment strategy – a green Arc and net-zero targets
  • the region’s research and innovation clusters – support, and their role in the future development of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc
Date: April 27, 2022
Start: 9:00 am