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Major leadership gathering dubbed ‘Glastonbury for good’ returns to Eden for second year

Anthropy, the prominent three-day leadership gathering, will return to the Eden Project for its second consecutive year, building on the success of its inaugural event in 2022, where it brought together over 1,000 leaders, politicians and influential figures to envision a stronger and more equitable future.

Anthropy Eden Project

Anthropy at the Eden Project with London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Anthropy Eden Project

Scheduled for November 1 – 3, 2023, Anthropy23 will once again take place at the home of the iconic Biomes, this time uniting twice the number of leaders in its quest to inspire positive, sustainable and successful change for the country.

Last year’s event attracted influential figures, such as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, author and Head of Epsom College Sir Anthony Seldon, Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves, corporate and charity leaders, and social impact influencers, fostering a unique environment for leadership discussions and paving the way for transformative change.

The event will delve into various critical topics ranging from sustainability, education, health, and the built and natural environment, to the arts, sport, media, and technology.

From intimate fireside conversations to large-scale panel discussions, more than 180 sessions will take place with in excess of 500 speakers from a wide cross-section of business, academia and civil society contributing to the event’s expansive agenda this year, including:

  • Kamal Ahmed, Editor in Chief and Co-founder, The News Movement
  • Emma Bridgewater CBE, Founder, Emma Bridgewater
  • Dame Darcey Bussell, former ballerina and DDMIX Founder
  • Lord Deben, Chairman of the Climate Change Committee
  • Andy Haldane, CEO, RSA
  • Lord Dr Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Chairman, SOAS University of London
  • Piers Linney, Founder, Moblox and former Dragons Den investor
  • Alan Lovell, Chair, Environment Agency
  • Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4
  • Orna NiChionna, Senior Independent Director of Burberry and Eden Project Chair
  • Sir Anthony Seldon, Educator and Historian
  • Sir Tim Smit KBE, Co-Founder, Eden Project

Anthropy Founder John O’Brien MBE said: “Anthropy22 was a huge success, in no small part due to the support from partners such as the Eden Project. We saw leaders and innovators from across the country and from a variety of industries come together, leaving their silos and egos at the door, to fulfil the common goal – a brighter future for this country and long-term thinking.

“This year, we continue our work to answer four key questions. What is the quality of life we want in the UK for the next thirty years? What qualities of place and planet do we need to achieve that quality of life? What are the qualities of a ‘good economy’? What qualities do we express to the world to help solve shared issues?”

Eden Project CEO, Rob Chatwin, said: "We are delighted Anthropy is coming back to the Eden Project for its second year following the successful and truly inspiring Anthropy22.  We are very excited to host an expanded gathering of leaders and influential changemakers at Anthropy23 showing real commitment to positive change which is at the heart of the Eden mission.  Together, we will delve into pressing issues, envision a brighter future, and foster collaborative solutions for a more equitable and sustainable nation."

Thought-leaders, policymakers, and executives interested in joining discussions about the future are invited to learn more and register for the event at

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