STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics


CAMDEN COUNCIL: ‘We call on the exciting, dynamic and innovative employers inside the Knowledge Quarter to sign up to our 21st Century Talent Pledge’

by Danielle Tobin, STEAM Programme Manager

Camden Council, in partnership with the Knowledge Quarter, launched the STEAM Commission to bring together the borough’s businesses, cultural institutions and schools to improve career opportunities for young people and ensure employers are able to benefit from a diverse pool of talent. We believe that employers and educators must work together to deliver a STEAM approach – a fusion of creative, digital and scientific skills – to give our young people the skills and knowledge they need to access twenty-first century jobs. We call on our exciting, dynamic and innovative employers to sign up to our 21st Century Talent Pledge.

We would be delighted to have you join us at our event on 18 September at the Francis Crick Institute to mark the launch of the Camden Twenty-First Century Talent Pledge. The event will bring together leaders from Camden businesses, schools and cultural institutions, with a focus on meaningful conversations and commitment to action. Please see further details below and RSVP here.

We are working alongside the Knowledge Quarter, who have endorsed the 21st Century Talent Pledge and are encouraging their members to sign the pledge. The pledge will enable you to support local talent, focus your efforts on a range of impactful activities, and build strong relationships with local schools. Signing the pledge means committing to at least one employee becoming a STEAM Ambassador, alongside two activities from a menu of other options, with a range of support and recognition offered to  employers who sign up.

Launch event

Tuesday 18 September, 16:30-18.30

The Francis Crick Institute,
1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT

Join us for an evening at the Francis Crick Institute to hear more about the Pledge and how your organisation can benefit.

  • 16:30: Drinks reception, networking and the opportunity to view the Crick’s exhibition, Deconstructing Patterns: Art + Science in Conversation
  • 17:00: Speeches to mark the launch of 21st Century Talent Pledge and STEAM Hub
  • 1730-18:30: Young people will guide you through stalls giving an insight to each element of the 21st Century Talent Pledge and the opportunity to make your Pledge, followed by networking, drinks and canapés with heads of Camden’s schools and leaders of its businesses and cultural institutions.

Speakers include:

  • Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council
  • Katie Matthews, Director of Public Engagement at the Francis Crick Institute
  • Dinah Caine CBE, Chair of Goldsmiths University Council and Chair of the STEAM Commission
  • Lindsley Ruth, CEO of Electrocomponents plc and Business Lead of the STEAM Commission

Click here to RSVP on eventbrite