Updates and Discussion

Guy Standing on Universal Basic Income

Guy Standing is famous as the author of The Precariat, but he is also the world’s foremost advocate for universal basic income, the writer of aprodigious canon of economic and social books and the leader of a successful trial of basic income in poor villages in India...

Professor Guy Standing – Basic Income

Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate at SOAS and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), will be joining us this Thursday (1st February) for an exciting talk about universal basic income. Standing's best-known book is 'The Precariat: The New...

Kate Raworth took no prisoners

Well that was something.  Kate Raworth is about as sunny and bubbly a person as you could hope to meet, and yet when she speaks her mind, you know you've heard.  She calls herself a renegade economist, though it wouldn't be ridiculous to call her a messiah, because...

Social media has had such a bad press in the last few years

“Social media has had such a bad press in the last few years. It’s been blamed for fake news, extremism, radicalisation and terrorism.” On the 16th of November Helen Margetts, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, presented Imagine2027’s fourth talk, exploring...

Helen Margetts talk TONIGHT!

Tonight at 6.30pm, Helen Margetts will be giving a talk on the exciting and crucial question of how social media can work for greater equality. Helen is director of the Oxford Internet Institute and Professor of Society and the Internet. She specialises in how...

Our first November event TONIGHT – two more to follow

After packed houses for Ann and Danny last month (see podcasts page if you missed them), we've got three more this month: Michael Marmot tonight (already sold out sadly), and then Helen Margetts talking on the fascinating, scary and hugely relevant subject of how...

Danny Dorling talk TONIGHT!

Tonight, Danny Dorling will be joining us for a talk on 'Education, Equality and Everything Else'. Danny is a Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford and a well-known expert on the topic of inequality, and has published over forty books including...

George Monbiot will be joining us!

George Monbiot - Guardian columnist and author - will be joining imagine2027 on 22nd February 2018 for to talk about a new politics of belonging for a fairer 2027. George is known for his environmental and political activism, and has recently written about how issues...

Inaugural event with Ann Pettifor was a total blast

Inaugural event with Ann Pettifor was a total blast

Straight-shooting Ann Pettifor held a packed audience enthralled without visual aids last night, kicking off the imagine2027 speaker event series.  What Ann doesn't know about money, debt, bankers and power isn't worth knowing.  And she explained so clearly what we...