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UK Growth: a new chapter

The new report sets out a blueprint for inclusive and sustainable growth in the UK that deals with old and new challenges.

Can Build to Rent help to solve the housing crisis?

If current trends continue, the Build to Rent sector could expand to produce up to 250,000 new homes by 2030, suggests a new report by LSE London.

Workplace rudeness wreaks havoc on employees' health

A new study on workplace rudeness reveals the damage that employers can wreak on an employee’s health and sense of belonging by treating them unfairly.

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The Future of Humanity

What kind of future do we want to create and why? This panel, including journalist Laurie Penny, explores the philosophical implications of scientific advancements like artificial intelligence and human enhancement, which have the potential to revolutionize our world. Is fear overriding optimism in our approach to the future? Event date: Saturday 25 February.


Red Ellen: The life of Ellen Wilkinson, socialist, feminist, internationalist

Join us for this Literary Festival event looking at the life of Ellen Wilkinson, a fiery, outspoken teenager from a working-class family in Manchester, who was the only girl who spoke in school debates. By 1945, Wilkinson, still a rebellious redhead, had helped found the Communist Party, earned a seat in Parliament as Minister of Education, and become a renowned advocate for the poor and dispossessed at home and abroad. Event date: Friday 24 February.

We Can Look Forward to a Healthier Future

In a new series of debates entitled Glass Half Full, being recorded at LSE for broadcast, Fi Glover pits optimists against pessimists. A lead speaker on each side presents their argument, and both question expert witnesses to support their point of view. At the end of the debate, the audience votes and declares in favour of an optimistic or pessimistic view of the subject. In this first debate panellists will discuss if we heading towards disaster or will a better lifestyle and technological innovation save the day? Event date: 9, 15 and 28 March.

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Drug Policies Beyond the War on Drugs?                                           

Speakers: Dr John Collins (pictured), Professor Lawrence Phillips 
Recorded: Wednesday 15 February 2015, approx. 96 minutes    

A Renewed Case for the Union                                                                   

Speaker: Ruth Davidson
Monday 13 February 2017

Economics and the Cultivation of Virtue                                                      

Speaker: Professor Jeffrey D Sachs
Recorded: Monday 13 February 2017

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