How Good We Can Be: ending the mercenary society and building a great country

Hosted by the Department of Social Policy

Old Theatre, Old Building,


Will Hutton


Professor Sir John Hills

A compelling and sharply insightful lecture that will examine the state of Britain today and look forward to the Britain of tomorrow, from the bestselling author of The State We’re In.

Will Hutton (@williamnhutton) is Principal of Hertford College, Oxford and columnist for the Observer. His latest book is How Good We Can Be.

John Hills is Professor of Social Policy at LSE.

The Department of Social Policy at LSE (@LSESocialPolicy) is the longest established in the UK and offers outstanding teaching based on the highest quality empirical research in the field.

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