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Upcoming Events

At our next event we'll ask where ideas come from with Anthony Burrill and Chris Barez-Brown


Past Events

We recently heard from Rapha founder Simon Mottram, and explored how technology is reshaping retail.


  • Design for Breakfast

    Over chai and naans at Dishoom, yesterday we explored the power of visual identities in the company of legendary restauranteur, Alan Yau.

    Posted on Mar 8th 2017
  • Simon's Reading List

    On Tuesday we welcomed Rapha Founder Simon Mottram to the YCN Library, inviting him to add six of his favourite books to our shelves.

    Posted on Mar 2nd 2017
  • Breakfast Briefing: Smart Health

    From robotic exoskeletons to AI-powered diagnosis apps, on Tuesday 4th April, we’ll examine the technologies aiming to improve our health and wellbeing.

    Posted on Feb 24th 2017
  • Reading List: Erik Kessels

    Erik Kessels, Creative Director of Member Agency KesselsKramer, joined us at the YCN Library to talk us through six books that have inspired him.

    Posted on Jan 25th 2017
  • Reading List: Simon Mottram

    In February we'll play host to Rapha Founder Simon Mottram and learn about six books that have impacted his life and career.

    Posted on Jan 23rd 2017
  • Wellness in the Workplace

    To welcome in the new year, Members and a panel of speakers gathered at YCN to discuss how to instil healthier company cultures.

    Posted on Jan 16th 2017
  • Speaking with confidence in public

    At a practical workshop hosted by author and coach Edie Lush, we learnt how to build our professional profiles by speaking compellingly and with confidence.

    Posted on Dec 6th 2016
  • Reshaping Retail

    In collaboration with Member Hammerson, last night we explored the implications of emerging technologies for retailers online and in store.

    Posted on Dec 1st 2016
  • Social Entrepreneurship

    In collaboration with Member Red Bull, on Tuesday 1st November we examined how organisations can create scalable social impact initiatives, exploring the lessons not-for-profits can learn from businesses.

    Posted on Nov 3rd 2016
  • Breakfast Briefing: Illustration

    On Tuesday 27th September, we explored the colourful world of commercial illustration, with a seasoned panel of practitioners and commissioners.

    Posted on Oct 3rd 2016
  • Two’s Company: Institutional Branding

    On Wednesday 3rd August, we considered recent branding efforts for cultural institutions that draw on graphic heritage to create identities equipped for the future.

    Posted on Aug 5th 2016
  • Breakfast Briefing: Digital Disruptors in Fashion

    On Thursday 21st July we explored fashionable retail opportunities online — and the companies that are shaking things up.

    Posted on Jul 22nd 2016
  • Breakfast Briefing: Snacking

    On Tuesday 23rd August we’ll examine the burgeoning snacking sector — and hear from some of the businesses successfully sating consumer appetites within it.

    Posted on Jul 6th 2016
  • Two’s Company: Institutional Rebrands

    On Wednesday 3rd August, we'll consider how institutions can sensitively draw on historic cultural equity to create identities equipped for the future.

    Posted on Jul 6th 2016
  • Breakfast Briefing: Digital Luxury

    On Monday 6th June we were joined by a panel of speakers to consider how luxury brands are navigating digital spaces — from social media to in-store tech.

    Posted on Jun 7th 2016
  • Demographics: Women

    This morning we were joined by speakers from Karmarama and Motherland for the first in a series of events focussed around different demographics.

    Posted on Jun 1st 2016