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

Friday 8 October 2010, 18.30 – 20.00

Conference Centre, British Library

Price: £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?

Speakers include:

Professor Lisa Jardine, Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London
Julie Meyer, founder and chief executive of Ariadne Capital
James Woudhuysen, Professor of Forecasting and Innovation, De Montfort University

Chair: Simon Fanshawe, writer, broadcaster and consultant

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