Events

If you wish to attend any of our events you can register online via the links below, or get in touch with our events team at events@policyexchange.org.uk.

Alternatively, our events are all filmed and can be watched online. Click the individual events below to see the videos.

Events

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  • Monday, 10 May, 2021
    15:00 - 16:00

In post only since March this year, Dr Aschbacher has taken charge of the European Space Agency (ESA) at a critical time, particularly with negotiations over the agency’s next multi-annual budget set to begin next year.  In this address at Policy Exchange – his first as ESA Director General to a UK audience – Dr Aschbacher outlined his vision for the ESA and discussed how the agency can best serve UK’s interests.

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  • Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
    13:00 - 14:15

In the first public event since publication of the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, Dr Tony Sewell CBE, Commission chair, explained the thinking and evidence behind the report and discussed its main recommendations. The report, published at the end of March, caused controversy both by stressing ethnic minority success and challenging the conventional wisdom about ethnic group differences being mainly shaped by majority racism.

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  • Tuesday, 20 April, 2021
    14:00 - 15:30

Policy Exchange (UK) and the Observer Research Foundation (India) jointly organised the inaugural edition of The New Anglo-India Dialogue: Global Challenges and Tech Power in the 2020s. This dialogue sought to revisit the India-UK partnership amidst emergent opportunities in the realms of Green Finance, Fintech and Space.

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  • Tuesday, 4 May, 2021
    14:00 - 15:00

Book launch of ‘The Dignity of Labour’ by Jon Cruddas MP. A panel of distinguished speakers discussed the new book; Jon Cruddas MP, Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham, Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Chaired by Stephen Bush Political Editor, New Statesman.

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  • Tuesday, 13 April, 2021
    15:00 - 16:00

Launching Environmental Affairs, a new policy journal, General David Petraeus delivered a keynote speech presenting a framework for approaching geopolitical risks in an age of climate change. As environmental issues rise up the political agenda throughout the world, they increasingly touch on all areas of public policy.

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  • Thursday, 8 April, 2021
    17:00 - 18:00

Policy Exchange hosted Admiral James Stavridis (USN, Ret.) former Supreme Allied Commander Europe in conversation with General David Petraeus (USA, Ret.) former Commander of United States Central Command to discuss ‘2034: A Novel of the Next World War’ by Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman

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  • Tuesday, 23 March, 2021
    15:00 - 18:00

Designing the Hospital of the Future was a half-day conference which explored the themes of this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize with panel discussions from members of the government’s hospital building programme, front-line clinicians, patient advocates and experts in the built environment.

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  • Thursday, 11 March, 2021
    16:00 - 17:00

The North Sea offers opportunities to decarbonise the UK economy while generating economic benefits for the regions that border it. It’s future development is therefore strategically central to delivering two of the Government’s flagship agendas: Net Zero, and Levelling Up. 

Policy Exchange examined these issues in its recent report, The Future of the North Sea. The report found that the basin could generate up to £20bn per year of investment in coastal regions and a net increase of up to 40,000 direct jobs connected to its energy industry.

Panel with Ben Houchen, Melanie Onn, Nicola Shaw CBE, Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Chaired by Benedict McAleenan.

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  • Wednesday, 17 March, 2021
    16:30 - 17:30

Policy Exchange hosted the Book launch of ‘This Sovereign Isle: Britain In and Out of Europe’, written by the celebrated author of ‘The English and Their History’ Professor Robert Tombs. ‘This Sovereign Isle’ explains the historical, economic and political origins of Brexit to both Remainers and Leavers, and engages sympathetically if critically with the arguments and fears of both sides – not just Remainers.

With Rt Hon Lord Frost CMG, Rt Hon Lord Mandelson, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Rt Hon Amber Rudd, and Professor Robert Tombs.

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  • Tuesday, 2 March, 2021
    13:00 - 17:00

The way in which history is displayed and taught in museums, in galleries and in public spaces is currently a subject of greater contention than ever before.

There is increasing pressure on institutions, on public bodies and on local councils to remove artefacts from public display, or to explain or rename what is there. Through its fortnightly compendium of evidence, the History Matters Newsletter, Policy Exchange has been leading the way in documenting how our shared history is being contested.

Policy Exchange’s March 2021 History Matters Conference is the first event to bring together leading decision-makers and professionals in the museums and galleries sector and other experts in order to develop new public policy approaches than can be applied broadly.

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