Welcome to Beyond Meritocracy: The Anthology.

Here, we’ve curated submissions to our competition in November 2018 which asked for responses to the question: What lies beyond Meritocracy? What might be the equation for the 21st century?

A wide selection of essays and creative responses are included within the Anthology which coincides with the 60th Anniversary of our founder, Michael Young’s seminal work, The Rise of Meritocracy. In his book, Michael narrates a future, dystopian UK where intelligence and merit are the central principles of society, creating divisions of social class layered between a merited elite and a disenfranchised underclass.

We hope you enjoy The Anthology.