Future City Debates - London and the future: Will we still be a major player in the world in 2050?

Event Info

Fri 8 Oct, 2010 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Conference Centre, British Library
96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB, UK (Map)
Cost: £6 / £4 concessions


At the turn of the twentieth century, London was the largest and most influential city in the world. Now there are many other big players: Shanghai, Tokyo, New York to name a few. Are other cities doing better in developing education, arts and science? How will London's ability to innovate fare in a time of spending cuts and increasing regulation? Will London get left behind or is there something special about it that will keep it racing ahead?
Professor Lisa Jardine, Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London
Jude Kelly, artistic director, Southbank Centre
Julie Meyer, founder and chief executive, Ariadne Capital
James Woudhuysen, Professor of Forecasting and Innovation, De Montfort University
Peter York, social commentator, writer and broadcaster
Chair: Simon Fanshawe, broadcaster and writer  
Story of London event page: http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/art-culture/storyoflondon/events/lecture-series-london-and-future-will-we-still-be-major-
Booking: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event113827.html


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