What will the world look like in 2050?

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How will complex forces of change – demography, the environment, finance, technology and ideas about governance – affect our global society?

With so many unknowns, how should we think about the future?

Join one of Europe’s foremost commentators for a bold vision of the world to come.

Award winning columnist Hamish McRae will take us on an exhilarating journey through the next thirty years. Drawing on decades of research, and combining economic judgement with historical perspective, Hamish will weigh up the opportunities and dangers we face, analyse the economic tectonic plates of the past and present, and help us chart a map of the future.

This livestream event offers an essential guide for anyone worried about what the future holds. For if we understand how our world is changing, we will be in a better position to secure our future in the decades to come.

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A bold and illuminating vision of the future, from one of Europe's foremost speakers on global trends in economics, business and society

What will the world look like in 2050? How will complex forces of change – demography, the environment, finance, technology and ideas about governance – affect our global society? And how, with so many unknowns, should we think about the future?

One of Europe's foremost voices on global trends in economics, business and society, Hamish McRae takes us on an exhilarating journey through the next thirty years. Drawing on decades of research, and combining economic judgement with historical perspective, Hamish weighs up the opportunities and dangers we face, analysing the economic tectonic plates of the past and present in order to help us chart a map of the future.

A bold and vital vision of our planet, The World in 2050 is an essential guide for anyone worried about what the future holds. For if we understand how our world is changing, we will be in a better position to secure our future in the decades to come.


Hamish McRae

Award-winning Columnist and Editor

Hamish McRae is an economic commentator for the Independent and writes weekly columns on economics and finance in the Mail on Sunday and the i newspaper. He has been financial editor of the Guardian and Independent and has won numerous awards, including Business and Finance Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. He is an Orwell Fellow.


Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.

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