On Monday 8th December the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues hosted a joint conference on character with Demos, Britain’s leading cross-party think tank. The conference, titled The Character Conference, was held at the Institute of Directors in London. The conference explored different aspects of character and society opened with a keynote speech from Tristram Hunt MP on the ‘character gap’ and the need for more emphasis on character throughout the education system. The full speech can be found here. Other sessions covered the themes: character in the classroom; the role of sport, art and extra-curricular activity in building character; volunteering and social action and how they transform young people; and, the role parents can play in building character. The programme for the day is available below (from www.demos.co.uk).