Alumni Association Annual Lecture: Building a New Economy

13 April 2016, 6.30 PM - 13 April 2016, 8.30 PM

Julia Slay (BA 2005)

School of Chemistry, Cantock’s Close, Bristol BS8 1TS

Who does the economy work for? For people and the planet, or for profit and plunder? What would it take to build a new economic system?

Julia Slay (BA 2005) analyses what is wrong with the current economic system, and sets out what other worlds might be possible. From reducing working hours to restructuring the banking system and building low carbon cities, this talk will explore the potential of a new economic system - and share examples of where it's already happening in practice.

Julia is a Senior Researcher and Programme Manager at NEF (The New Economics Foundation). She has been with the foundation since October 2009. In that time she has written extensively on public sector reform and innovation, the impact of austerity, and how local areas can tackle poverty and inequality. Her most recent work has involved supporting local councils to identify practical ways in which they can build fairer and more sustainable local economies. She is also a specialist fellow of the prestigious Clore Social Leadership Programme for 2015 with her focus being Resilient Economies, and is interested in how to change policy and practice to promote economic and social justice.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and a buffet reception.

Please arrive at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start.

Cost Free, but advance booking essential.

Dress code Business/smart casual.

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