FORTHCOMING DATES 2019 (including regular meetings, updated each week* or month**) – PLEASE CHECK IN ALL CASES WHETHER THE MEETING IS STILL TAKING PLACE – SOME ARE NOW BEING HELD ONLINE – for past events see EVENTS Archive
** Friday 27th March 2020: 5-7pm: ONLINE? – watch this space – Occupy Economics Working Group: – for an experimental period, now meeting on the last Friday of the month (rather than first Monday of the Month) – in the corridor next to Cafe at Friends House,173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ. If you can’t find us or would like to tell us in advance that you are joining us call John on 07950 996418 or Mary on 07966 216891 • Occupy London Economics Working Group • www.co-operativesocialism.org
Saturday 28th March 2020: Rethinking Economics 2020: Salvage the Future: Student organised conference at PEGFA (The Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability): The future is uncertain. From ecological breakdown to precarious work, many people feel that business as usual is leading us towards a dead end. However, despite all the pessimism and fear, young people across the globe are demanding change – on the streets and in the classroom. While dissenting students in economics have raised an unlimited number of questions about the future, answers from the mainstream remain scarce. Is our economics education fit to meet the challenges of the coming decade? What economic issues are behind this sense of decline? And do we need systemic change to salvage the future? Rethinking Economics Greenwich (REG) is a student society associated with Rethinking Economics, an international network of students, academics and professionals building a better economics in society and the classroom. As a movement of predominantly young students, the questions raised above are not simply academic but existential. Keynote speaker: Robert Skidelsky, member of the British House of Lords and Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University • Grace Blakeley, staff writer at Tribune magazine and the author ofÂ Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation • Callum Cant, author of “Working for Deliveroo” and a PhD student at the University of West London • Yannis Dafermos, Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London • Daniela Gabor, Associate Professor in Economics at the University of the West of England, Bristol • Alex Guschanski, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Greenwich • Rob Calvert Jump, research fellow at the University of Greenwich • Maria Nikolaidi, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Greenwich • Mara Nogueira, LSE Fellow in Human Geography • Ã–zlem Onaran, Professor of Economics at the University of Greenwich • Keston Perry, Political Economist with an expertise in climate policy in the Caribbean and Latin America at the University of West England • Hector Pollitt, Director and the Head of Modelling at Cambridge Econometrics • Tomas Rotta, Lecturer in Economics Â at Goldsmiths, University of London • Nick Srnicek, lecturer in Digital Economy at King’s College London and author “Platform Capitalism“, “Inventing the Future” and forthcoming new book After Work: What’s Left and Who Cares? • Julia Steinberger, Professor of Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds • Sara Stevano, Feminist Political Economist and Lecturer in Economics at SOAS, University of London • Ben Tippet, author of “Split: Class Divides Uncovered” and PhD student at the University of Greenwich • Vera Weghmann, Research Fellow for PSIRU and co-founder of United Voices of the World Union • Rafael Wildauer, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Greenwich • Yuliya Yurchenko, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Greenwich: Plus more to be confirmed soon…the Event is FREE, but please BOOK IN ADVANCE:
Thursday 2nd April 2020: Economics for Activists: at the Italian Advice Centre, 124 Canonbury Road, London, N1 2UT. The Islington Economics Discussion Group is reborn as Economics for Activists and meets on the first Thursday of the month. The new name is to reflect the urgency of the struggle facing us. We all know that next five years are going to be critical for life in Britain and even for the planet. It is essential that the neo-liberal ideology is defeated and replaced with a people’s narrative of justice, fairness and democracy, and to achieve this an understanding of the economic issues is crucial. Many people now find it impossible to even consider getting on the housing ladder. Irving Henry, who has worked in the City for over two decades, will explain how land ownership going back to the Norman Conquest, political choices, and the business strategy of financial institutions (and the personal choices of some of their employees) have brought this about – For further information contact: Robert Doyle • 07956 469 450 • firstname.lastname@example.org
** Monday 6th April 2020: Sylvan Debating Club: Our next meeting will be held on first Monday of the month as always. The motion will be …. All are welcome to attend and speak at the Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA – starting at 7pm. Nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane and Temple. Please also note that the annual Sylvan Dinner Debate will take place on Thursday 14th May, a lovely event with a lighthearted motion. It will be held at an Italian restaurant in central London, and pre-booking is required. If you would like to reserve your place, please contact Donald Leon Soon on email@example.com.
** Wednesday 8th April 2020: The Great Dunmow Society of Cogers will be holding its second Wednesday of the month meeting, from 7.30pm, in its regular venue The Maltings, Mill Lane, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1BG. If you have any questions, please call 01371 879870. All are most welcome and will be able to speak: www.cogers.org
** Monday 13th April 2020: The City of London Society of Cogers, on the second Monday of the month, 7pm-9.15pm, at the Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA. All are most welcome to attend and to speak: www.cogers.org
** Tuesday 21st April 2020: Ware Society of Cogers be holding its third Tuesday meeting, from 8pm, in its regular venue – The Brewery Tap, 83 High St, Ware SG12 9AD – a 5-7 minute walk from Ware train station. All are most welcome and will be able to speak: www.cogers.org
** Wednesday 22nd April 2020: The City of Westminster Cogers will continue to hold its meeting, as always, on the fourth Wednesday of the month, from 7-9.15pm, upstairs in The Plumber’s Arms pub, 14 Lower Belgrave Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 0LN, about 200 yards from Victoria Station. All are most welcome to come along and to speak: www.cogers.org
Saturday 25th April 2020: CLASS (Centre for Labour & Social Studies): GROW: Gather Resist Organise Win: 9.30am-4.30pm at Resource For London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA: £5.98-£22.15: From the rubble of defeat, the fightback has already begun. The challenges are multiple – how do we keep fighting for progressive policies? How do we protect and defend our communities? How do we frame our arguments in a world rigged against us? This conference is the chance to gather and to map out how to resist, organise and win across issues from migrants rights, the divisive working class narrative, and the climate. So, bring your ideas, experience and passion – join CLASS, our amazing speakers, inspiring activists and community leaders for a day of discussions, workshops and fun. For more details and updates on speakers visit: www.grow2020.co.uk – Book via Eventbrite
* Sunday 26th April 2020, 6-8pm: Meetup, 4th Sunday of the month, at Speaker’s Corner, hosted by Janos Abel, From “Something New Must Emerge” – details of next meeting follow.