Updates and Discussion

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...

Another exciting speaker – Faiza Shaheen! (date tbc)

Faiza Shaheen is one of the latest to join the list of exciting speakers for imagine2027. The date is TBC, but watch this space for more information. Faiza has been named by the Guardian as one of the Rising Stars of 2017. She is the director of the Centre for Labour...

Ava Vidal is joining us!

Ava Vidal, comedian and commentator, is joining imagine2027 on 30th November 2017 for a talk on intersectional feminism. Ava has written for The Independent and The Guardian, and has used racist abuse directed at her as fuel for her acclaimed solo stand-up show. Ava’s...