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Boulton and Watt Lecture 2017

Alan Walters Building
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Wednesday 13th September 2017 (18:30-21:30)
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The Lunar Society’s 2017 Boulton and Watt Lecture features Will Hutton as speaker. The subject of Will’s talk will be challenges and opportunities for innovation.

About the speaker

The speaker for this year’s Boulton and Watt lecture on Wednesday, September 13, is Will Hutton, a former stockbroker and investment analyst, film maker, broadcaster and editor-in-chief of The Observer and currently Principal of Hertford College Oxford, a role he has held since September 2011.  In addition, he chairs the steering committee of the Big Innovation Centre, a public interest company devoted to promoting open innovation. He is a former director/trustee of the Scott Trust which owns the Guardian and Observer newspapers and is a non-executive director of the Satellite Applications Catapult. Will is also a newspaper columnist and author; his book, “The State We’re In”, is one of the top-selling books on political economy since 1945. “How Good We Can Be”, published in February 2015, reached number three in the Guardian best-seller list.

Recent roles include chairing the Independent Fees Commission and co-chairing a Commission investigating the role of the third sector in society – Remaking the State – reporting in November. He chaired EDF Energy’s Stakeholder Advisory Panel until 2014 and is a Governor of The Ditchley Foundation, which brings together leading practitioners and experts from around the world to help shape policy on the major international issues of the day.


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