British academy

PANEL DISCUSSION

Enriching our lives - why the Humanities and Social Sciences matter now

Tuesday 3 February 2015, 6-7.30pm
New Theatre, LSE, London 

Chaired by: Professor Conor Gearty FBA, LSE

What is the true nature of 'prosperity' in today's world? How does a world-leading centre of research and teaching excellence such as the LSE drive it forward?

As part of the British Academy's Prospering Wisely project, we explored how humanities and social science research fuels our modern knowledge-based economy, helps sustain our healthy democracy, and contributes to human and cultural well-being. As a nation are we investing sufficiently in these drivers of future success and human progress?

Speakers:

Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities
Lord (Nicholas) Stern of Brentford
, President of the British Academy and IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, LSE
Professor Julia Black, Director of Research, LSE

In partnership with LSE