Future of the Left Symposium: Demography, Technology, Identity

23 September 2015

Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge

This is a closed event. If you are interested in attending, please contact Professor David Runciman (Dept of POLIS)

A roundtable event to stimulate discussion about the social, cultural and technological forces shaping the long-term prospects for the mainstream left.

09.30

Registration and Coffee

09.45

Introduction

Nick Pearce (IPPR) & David Runciman (Cambridge)

10.00

The Politics of an Ageing Society 

Chair: Helen Thompson (Cambridge)

Introductory remarks: Peter Kellner (YouGov)

11.30

Coffee

11.45

Technology and Employment

Chair: John Naughton (Cambridge)

Introductory remarks: Giselle Corry (IPPR) & Gavin Kelly (Resolution)

13.15

Lunch

14.30

National Identity and Cultural Change

Chair: David Runciman (Cambridge)

Introductory remarks: Mike Kenny (QMUL) & Sunder Katwala (British Future)

16.00

Reflections

Jon Cruddas (Labour) and Tristram Hunt (Labour)

17.00

Finish

19.00

Dinner

Cote Restaurant, Bridge Street, for anyone who would like to stay

This three-year, philanthropically-funded project is exploring the implications of the digital revolution for democracy. It is based in the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in the University of Cambridge and is led by Professor John Naughton and Professor David Runciman.