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The University of Westminster, with the support of the National Infrastructure Commission, invites you to the East – West Arc Symposium. This two-day event, hosted at our Marylebone campus, will examine the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc as a gateway to delivering sustainable prosperity.

The East-West Arc from Oxford to Milton Keynes and Cambridge is one of the most innovative and dynamic areas of the UK, central to the greater urbanised area from London to Birmingham. Its potential is recognised by the government as a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the region to become a ‘knowledge-intensive growth cluster, competing globally’. Yet that potential is capped by inadequate infrastructure and expensive housing.

As HS2 and the train and expressway linking Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge become realities, this vital region can be seen better as a gateway in all directions, thus helping to rebalance growth across the UK. The two-day symposium on delivering a sustainable future for the East-West Arc will address these challenges from a wide range of perspectives.

Tickets are free and open to all. More information, and reserve a place.