Ideas excite us. They shape the future, add value, and influence change. Join us to hear from public figures, journalists, commentators, and more on the subjects of public leadership, entrepreneurship, education, ethics, inclusion, diversity and sustainability, and their fresh ideas for the times we're living in.

This is your opportunity to take part in provoking debates and intriguing discussions. You can submit questions in advance of the event during your registration or during the session itself.

The Business School is partnering with Blackwell's the bookshop for the Fresh Ideas Festival 2020.

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Sessions

5

Aug

The Lost Decade: 2010–2020, and What Lies Ahead for Britain

  • with Polly Toynbee and David Walker, Journalists
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Clock 13:00–14:00
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Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session discussing this new survey of the past ten years.

Fresh Ideas Festival

7

Aug

Go Remote to Grow: Business and Career Growth in the New Normal

  • with June Bolneo, Globalisation Lead, Grow Remote
  • Calendar Friday
  • Clock 13:00–14:00
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Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session discussing what remote working means for remote communities.

Fresh Ideas Festival

10

Aug

Oversubscribed: How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You

  • with Daniel Priestley, Entrepreneur
  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 13:00–14:00
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Fresh Ideas Festival

10

Aug

Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond

  • with Rama Dieng, Lecturer in African Studies and International Development, University of Edinburgh
  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 18:00–19:00
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Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session discussing a new anthology about feminist parenting from post-Western perspectives.

Fresh Ideas Festival

11

Aug

How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective Teaching

  • with Joshua Eyler, Director of Faculty Development, University of Mississippi
  • Calendar Tuesday
  • Clock 15:00–16:00
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Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session discussing a recent book on the science behind learning.

Fresh Ideas Festival

12

Aug

Heroes or Villains? The Blair Government Reconsidered

  • with Jon Davis, Director of the Strand Group, King's College London and John Rentoul, Journalist
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Clock 13:00–14:00
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Fresh Ideas Festival

13

Aug

The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown Up Economy

  • with Dr Katherine Trebeck, Advocacy and Influencing Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
  • Calendar Thursday
  • Clock 13:00–14:00
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Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session discussing a new publication on economics and moving from 'enlarging' the economy to 'improving' it.

Fresh Ideas Festival

17

Aug

Greed is Dead: Politics After Individualism

  • with Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Oxford Blavatnik School of Government and John Kay, Economist
  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 13:00–14:00
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Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session considering how mutuality could refresh and replace the greed of corporate culture.

Fresh Ideas Festival

18

Aug

Feeding Britain: Our Food Problems and How to Fix Them

  • with Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University of London's Centre for Food Policy
  • Calendar Tuesday
  • Clock 13:00–14:00
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Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session discussing a new book about how to set a future direction for UK food.

Fresh Ideas Festival

20

Aug

Spent Lives: Taxi Driving and the Uber Economy

  • with Julietta Hua and Kasturi Ray, Department of Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University
  • Calendar Thursday
  • Clock 18:00–19:00
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Join us for this Fresh Ideas Festival session discussing how the truth compares to reality in the gig economy.

Fresh Ideas Festival