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Future City Debate – London and the future: Will we still be a major player in the world in 2050?

By A S H Smyth  

At the turn of the twentieth century, London was the largest and most influential city in the world. Now there are many other big players: Shanghai, Tokyo, New York to name a few. Are other cities doing better in developing education, arts and science? How will London’s ability to innovate fare in a time of spending cuts and increasing regulation? Will London get left behind or is there something special about it that will keep it racing ahead?

Speakers: Professor Lisa Jardine, Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London Jude Kelly, artistic director, Southbank Centre Julie Meyer,…

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