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Speakers

  • Evelyn Welch

    Evelyn Welch graduated from Harvard University, receiving her PhD from the Warburg Institute, University of London. She was previously Senior Vice-President for Service, People & Planning at King’s College London, and had been Vice-President (Arts and Sciences) and Provost (Arts and Sciences). She has taught at University of Essex, the Warburg Institute, and held leadership […]

  • Bristol 650

    Steve West

    He is the President of Universities UK (UUK) and Chair of the UUK Mental Health in Higher Education Working Group. He is Chair of the West of England Academic Health Science Network and Non-Executive Director for the Integrated Care Board for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. He is a Deputy Lieutenant for the County […]

  • Colin Ward

    Stuart White

    He is interested in egalitarianism, its application in institutions, and in currents of thinking both anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian.

  • Hannah White

    Prior to joining the institute in 2014, she worked in the House of Commons and was Secretary to the Committee on Standards in Public Life in the Cabinet Office. She received an OBE in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to the constitution, and in April 2022 she published her first book Held in Contempt: What’s […]

  • Damian Wittard

    He is also a Research Fellow funded by ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK), an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) investment (part of UK Research and Innovation). His fellowship has been funded to test alternative measures of green jobs, applying theses to better understand the earnings and career prospects of those working in them in England […]

  • Festival of the Future City

    Martin Wolf

    In 2000 he was awarded the CBE for services to financial journalism and in 2019 won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gerald Loeb Awards. His books include The Shifts and the Shocks, Fixing Global Finance, Why Globalisation Works and, most recently, The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism.

  • Colin Ward

    Ken Worpole

    His most recent book is No Matter How Many Skies Have Fallen: Back to the Land in Wartime Britain (2021). According to the New Statesman, ‘Worpole is a literary original, a social and architectural historian whose books combine the Orwellian ideal of common decency with understated erudition.’

  • Festival of Economics

    Linda Yueh

    Professor Yueh is Adviser to the UK Board of Trade. She is Executive Chair of the Royal Commonwealth Society. She is a Non-Executive Director of the following publicly listed FTSE 100 companies on the London Stock Exchange: Rentokil Initial plc, SEGRO plc and Standard Chartered plc, where she is Chair of the Culture and Sustainability […]

  • Yuliya Yurchenko

    She is the author of Ukraine and the Empire of Capital (Pluto, 2017). She researches state, capital and society relations as well as public services as/and commons with a regional focus on Europe and Ukraine.

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