Fitzwilliam College hosted its first "Fresh Thinking at Fitz" event last month, featuring Dame Louise Casey and Charles Clarke in discussion with the Master Baroness Morgan.
The film below shows Dame Louise speaking passionately about issues ranging from ASBOs to the impact of education, as well as her time as the deputy director of Shelter and head of the Rough Sleepers' Unit.
Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke primarily discussed the big issues that politicians find difficult to solve. He explained some of the barriers to those in government, no matter the political persuasion, including dealing with groups who might have vested interests and navigating legal constraints when implementing solutions to problems.
Just a week after the event, Dame Louise was appointed by Boris Johnson as an adviser to help tackle homelessness, reporting directly to the Prime Minister. Recently Charles Clarke has publicly called for universities to engage more with society's problems and divisions.
The new series at Fitzwilliam College will consider other important public policy issues in Politics and Society. The next event is later this month and will feature George Freeman MP discussing the future of transport and how to tackle disconnection, decarbonisation and digitalisation.