Events

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25 February 2015 | Powering Ahead: a keynote speech from Matthew Hancock

  • Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Energy, Business and Enterprise, will deliver a speech setting out his vision of energy policy going forward. He will argue for an approach based on harnessing the power of markets to deliver cleaner, more sustainable energy – finding cost-effective solutions to persuade people to go green.

  • 24 February 2015 | Where Next for the UK Economy? with Stewart Wood, Jesse Norman, Jeremy Browne and Stephanie Flanders

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to be hosting a cross-party panel on the big questions that will shape the economy over the next five years and beyond. The event will examine how to spread growth throughout the country, how we finish closing the deficit and how we can take advantage of Britain's unique opportunities on an international level.

  • 10 February 2015 | Fish Tank, presented by Jon Cruddas MP

  • For the second screening from Policy Exchange and the Crossbench Film Society, Jon Cruddas MP will present Fish Tank (2009), an unflinching account of one girl’s tower-block life in Mr Cruddas’s own constituency.

  • 04 February 2015 | Where Next for Welfare?

  • To mark the launch of Policy Exchange's Welfare Manifesto, we are delighted to welcome The Rt Hon David Blunkett MP. Mr Blunkett will outline what he thinks a welfare state fit for the 21st century should look like, and what principles should underpin it.

  • 21 January 2015 | Can interconnectors help the UK meet its energy needs?

  • Policy Exchange will be hosting a panel discussion on the role that interconnectors could play in helping the UK to meet its energy needs. The event follows the release of our report Getting Interconnected in June 2014 which made the case for increased interconnection to other European power markets to help cut carbon, improve security of supply and lower energy bills.

  • 12 January 2015 | A screening of The Fountainhead with The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to be hosting the first in a series of regular film screenings introduced by political figures, in conjunction with the Crossbench Film Society. Our first guest is The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who will be providing some introductory remarks on King Vidor's 1949 adapation of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.

  • 16 December 2014 | How to Build a Smart City: Removing the policy barriers to Britain's smart urban future

  • Policy Exchange will be hosting a half-day conference to explore the big policy questions that face the UK as it seeks to use technology and data to improve our major urban centres. The conference will include keynote speeches from Michael Flowers, founding director of New York City's Mayor's Office of Data Analytics (MODA), and Deputy London Mayor Kit Malthouse.

  • 24 November 2014 | The Colin Cramphorn Memorial Prize, awarded to ex-NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to award the Colin Cramphorn Memorial Prize to former NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. Kelly is the longest serving Commissioner of the New York Police Department in its history - and one of the best known and respected policemen in the world. He was the first person to hold the post for a second, separate tenure.

  • 11 November 2014 | The last word on Piketty

  • Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is easily the most talked about economics book of the year, if not the decade. In this public panel discussion, Policy Exchange brings together some of the leading voices on Piketty’s work to discuss what its lasting influence will be.

  • 10 November 2014 | Markets for the Many? How Capitalism Changed the World

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to host Professor Deirdre McCloskey for a speech on how capitalism has changed the world. Professor McCloskey argues that capitalism – or ‘market-tested innovation’, in her words – has increased the standard of living of the average worker by a factor of at least sixteen. The event will be chaired by Matt Ridley.