Past Events in:

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.

  • 04 November 2014 | Liz Truss MP: The Way Ahead For Our Natural Environment

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to be hosting Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for her first set-piece speech on environmental issues. She will set out her vision for the environment as well as making an important new policy announcement.

  • 04 November 2014 | "Teaching character education in schools is a waste of time"

  • Both Nicky Morgan and Tristram Hunt have recently argued for schools to do more to teach ‘character, resilience and grit’. But are these skills really important, and most importantly can they be taught in an effective way which addresses the problems identified? This event will pit two sceptics of the role of formal teaching of character skills against two vociferous defenders of its merit to explore the issue further.

  • 28 October 2014 | The future of the ETS in Europe’s climate strategy

  • This event will ask what role the ETS will play as European climate policy evolves. It will ask whether the ETS should remain the centrepiece of European climate policy, what reforms it needs, whether it can be expanded to include other countries or sectors and whether carbon taxation would be a better method of carbon pricing.

  • 22 October 2014 | Beyond Tech City: How can government support the growth of tech clusters beyond the M25?

  • What can be done to help the tech sector thrive far beyond London and the South East? This public panel event, featuring a keynote speech from Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, offers a chance to explore what comes next for government policy and the development of the UK’s silicon cities.