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Theme: The Future of Democracy and Economic Growth

The York Festival of Ideas in association with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation brings together a range of world-class economists, business leaders, policymakers and commentators to explore the future of democracy and economic growth.

What's on

Fri
19
Jun

The Economy of the Future and the Future of Economics

A panel debate on the economy of the future, and the future of economics.

Fri
19
Jun

Growth, Innovation and Inequality

A panel debate on the topic of growth, innovation and inequality.

Fri
19
Jun

How the Tories took Britain to the brink

Award-winning Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee and former director of public reporting at the Audit Commission David Walker on Cameron's Coup

Fri
19
Jun

The Future of Cities

A panel debate on the future of cities.

Fri
19
Jun

Financial Austerity: Winners and losers

A panel debate on the winners and losers of financial austerity.

Wed
10
Jun

What are the Demands of Democracy?

Nobel prize-winning economist, Amartya Sen, joins the Festival to deliver a talk on The Demands of Democracy.

Wed
10
Jun

The New ‘Alpha Territory’

Richard Webber looks at the lifestyles of London’s super-rich, examining the impact of their wealth on neighbourhoods which were previously the preserve of traditional elites.

Tue
9
Jun

Universities and social and solidarity economy

An opportunity to find out more about York St John University’s project into the ‘social and solidarity economy’ (economy where society profits) including a discussion of the values driving this people-centred economy and the ethos and role of the university in its teaching, research and practice.

Festival themes