Future City debates

What are the future challenges facing London and how can we innovate to address them?

The Future City panel debates take place every week night from Monday 4 to Friday 8 October at the British Library to find out, and explore ideas and innovation, past and present and future. The debates are:

Monday: Bankers and Bonuses: What has the City ever done for London?

Speakers include Billy Bragg, entrepreneur Luke Johnson, and editor-in-chief of The Economist John Micklethwait

Tuesday: Is London growing too big too fast?

Speakers include Peter Bishop of the London Development Agency, architect Sir Terry Farrell, and director of Civitas David Green.

Wednesday: London and the Olympics: Predicting the legacy of the twenty-first century.

Speakers include Professor Ricky Burdett, advisor to the Olympic Park Legacy Company, Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the Cultural Olympiad, LOCOG and Stephen Bayley, architecture and design writer for The Times.

Thursday: Is London missing out on the potential of new technologies?

Speakers include Iain Gray, chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board, historian Adam Hart-Davis and Dr Hermann Hauser.

Friday: London and the future: Will we still be a major player in the world in 2050?

Speakers include historian Professor Lisa Jardine, Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre and entrepreneur Julie Meyer.

The cost is £6 (£4 concession) for each debate. Tickets can be purchased on the door.