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Talking Economics Morning events from the Economics Observatory

Festival of Economics
Economics Observatory

We The Curious  |  £75 - £200

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Three mornings of discussion and debate brought to you by the Economics Observatory.

Listen to the sessions via the Economics Obervatory YouTube channel here or use the button below.

Wednesday 17 November 2021, 9:00 – 14:30

Health x Economics: Chris Giles with Paula Lorgelly, Ben Moll and Flavio Toxvaerd
Work and pay: Phil Aldrick with Kudsia Batool, Huw Dixon, Graeme Roy and Helen Simpson
Finance in flux: Ed Conway with Alexandra Frean, Dawn Holland, John Turner and Michael McMahon

Thursday 18 November 2021, 9:00 – 14:30

Inequality: Sarah O’Connor with Abi Adams-Prassl, Richard Blundell, Jane van Zyl, Jagjit Chadha and Sarah Smith
Mental health and economics: Isabel Hardman with Stuart McIntyre, Fabien Postel-Vinay, Carol Propper and Dominique Thompson
Global virus, global impact: Lizzy Burden with Lotanna Emediegwu, David Matthews and Ngaire Woods

Friday 19 November 2021, 9:00 – 14:30

Climate: the next crisis? Eshe Nelson with Diane Coyle, Karis McIntyre, Anna Valero and Dimitri Zenghelis
The Covid-19 generation: Duncan Weldon with Andrea Arlidge, Simon Burgess, Gill Wyness and Alice Towle
Doing Central Bank Economics: Soumaya Keynes with Jagjit Chadha and Huw Pill
A new world? Phillip Inman with Meredith Crowley and Henry Overman

Find out more about the Economics Observatory here.

Supported by

Our tenth Festival of Economics run Wednesday 17 – Friday 19 November 2021. It is co-programmed by Diane Coyle (University of Cambridge and Enlightenment Economics) and Richard Davies (professor of Public Understanding of Economics, Bristol University and author of Extreme Economies). You can see the full programme here.

Booking Information

Keeping Everyone Safe: NHS COVID Pass

We The Curious and Bristol Ideas want to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all. The event capacity has returned to normal and as seating will not be socially distanced, the NHS Covid Pass will be a requirement for all ticket holders over the age of 18. We reserve the right to refuse entry for people without this. Please arrive 30 minutes before the start of the event.

We will ask to see one of the following before you enter:

Proof of your double vaccination (you can do this through the NHS App, with a NHS COVID Pass letter or your vaccination card confirming your 2nd dose).


A negative lateral flow or PCR test taken 48 hours before your visit. You will need to register your lateral flow test and access the QR code on the NHS App or show other proof of the test, for example a text message from NHS.

More information on the NHS COVID Pass and how to access the above documents can be found here:

We ask that inside the venue you continue to:

  • Remain mindful of others and make space when moving around the venue.
  • Wear a face covering if you can.
  • Regularly wash and sanitise your hands.

Thank you for your cooperation and your efforts to keep your fellow audience and the venue staff safe.

Ticket Information:

Online ticket booking is via Eventbrite. Please note that Eventbrite is a third-party service that is not owned or managed by Bristol Ideas. Please review Eventbrite’s terms and conditions and Privacy Policy as we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the policies. You can read Bristol Ideas’ Privacy policy here.

CONCESSIONS apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit claimants, over 60s and disabled people. PARTNER RATE is for staff, students or members at the following organisations: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE. Please note that you will be asked of proof for your eligibility of a concession or partner rate ticket. No refunds/exchanges are possible for tickets already purchased at the higher price.

One free carer ticket can be provided for each paying disabled visitor, please contact us before booking to arrange.

We only refund tickets if the event is cancelled. Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit or issue refunds to latecomers. Full Terms and Conditions here.

Accessibility: We The Curious

One free carer ticket can be provided for each paying disabled visitor, please contact us before booking to arrange.

  • There are lifts to the We The Curious event space (Rosalind Franklin Room).
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • There are accessible toilets for public use.
  • There is a fully accessible on-site car park.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

More information about visiting We The Curious can be found here.

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