A timely look at an uncomfortable truth – we will not achieve pay equality for women without radical changes to contemporary capitalism.
Nine out of ten economists were opposed to Brexit. Economists support inheritance tax but opinion polls show most people think it is an unfair tax. Most people get their economics from the media, and increasingly from social media, where technical debates become highly polarised. How should economists try to communicate?
In 1945 three young brothers joined Brazil’s first government-sponsored expedition to cut into its Amazonian rainforests, and were soon leading the tough two-year exploration. This, and a series of later expeditions into unknown terrain, made them the most famous explorers in South America of their day.
Dan will be talking about his new book, a stirring account of the Northumbrians and their astonishing contribution to British and global history. Dan is author of Popular Opposition to Irish Home Rule in Edwardian Britain and he has written for the New Statesman and appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? £3
The free market as we know it cannot produce gender equality. This is the bold but authoritative argument of Vicky Pryce, the government’s former economics chief.
Join British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and festival ambassador David Olusoga as he gives the opening keynote of the weekend and talks to author Dan Jackson about the deep roots of Northumbrian culture – a region that has made incredible contributions to British and global history, and that find itself finds caught between an indifferent south and an increasingly confident Scotland.
The story of the Iberian New Christians-turned-Jews settling in Amsterdam carries a timely relevance in the modern world where in recent decades a great many people have been displaced from former Yugoslavia to Afghanistan to Syria to Iraq to Libya to sub-Saharan Africa. The author Lipika Pelham and professor Ben Kaplan will discuss in this context, the idea of tolerance, and whether or not it can be achieved by law.