Is diversity Britain’s core characteristic?
Andrew Marr claimed on Britain from Above on Sunday that for it’s size, Britain is the most geographically diverse country in the world. Also, London is now famous for being the most diverse city in the world having more than 300 languages spoken by significant populations, whereas New York comes a long way behind with a mere (!) 200.
In what other ways is the UK particularly diverse (or not)?
One of our primary hypothesis at Nesta Connect is that diversity drives innovation. In other words, the more perspectives there are looking at a difficult problem, the easier it is to solve.
If that’s true, is there an opportunity to better harness that diversity to make the UK a more innovative country?