Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session discussing this new survey of the past ten years.

Wednesday 5 August 2020
Polly Toynbee and David Walker, Journalists
Host: Chris Carter, Chair in Strategy and Organisation, University of Edinburgh Business School


Journalists Polly Toynbee and David Walker survey one of the most tumultuous periods in British history, the ten years from 2010, which explain much of our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Join us as we hear from Polly and David on their work and fresh idea for the future, followed by live Q&A.

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About the Speakers

Polly Toynbee is a journalist, author, and broadcaster. A Guardian columnist and broadcaster, Polly was formerly the BBC's social affairs editor (1988 to 1995). Born on the Isle of Wight, Polly read History at St Anne's College, Oxford, but dropped out before completing her degree. She went into journalism, writing for The Observer, The Independent, the Radio Times, and edited The Washington Monthly (USA) and has also worked in television. She has won numerous awards including a National Press Award and has been What the Papers Say Columnist of the Year.

Polly Toynbee

David Walker is a journalist and author. He is contributing editor to the Public Leaders Network and former director of public reporting at the Audit Commission.

David Walker

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