Britain and Europe: Culture, Country or Continent?
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
The Legatum Institute's 'Roads to Freedom' Series hosted a panel discussion ahead of the UK’s forthcoming EU Referendum that offered a fresh perspective through analysing Britain's relationship with continental Europe in the context of a thousand years of history.
Think the Unthinkable
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of the Serpentine Gallery for 25 years, discussed her experiences at the helm of one of the most successful public contemporary galleries in the world, in particular with the ground-breaking Pavilions project. She has always insisted on thinking the unthinkable; “one of the things about running an institution that is incredibly small is that you have to be very creative about how you use it,” she said.
Putting Beauty into the Politics of Prosperity
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
The Legatum Institute hosted a discussion with Fiona Reynolds, to launch her new book, 'The Fight for Beauty', which makes the case for beauty as a very real, human need rather than an idealistic or elitist aesthetic. She was joined by Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Shakespeare on the Road to Freedom
Thursday, 7 April 2016
As part of the 'Roads to Freedom
' series, A.N. Wilson
, biographer, novelist and columnist, discussed the ways in which Shakespeare has been used by British and European admirers and detractors, particularly during the 19th century.
Crisis in Context: The Migrants’ Story
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
As part of its ‘Roads to Freedom’ series, the Legatum Institute hosted a panel of experts to explore why migration has always been a constant feature of history, and how the motivations and mechanisms of people on the move have shaped the world as it is today.
Heritage as a National Asset
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Sir Laurie Magnus, Chairman of Historic England, delivered a lecture explaining why we should rethink the management of our heritage, and approach it as we would any long-term asset.
Is the Modern State Killing Scientific Creativity?
Thursday, 19 March 2015
As part of its Roads to Freedom series, the Legatum Institute convened a seminar on 'Venture Research'. Topics for debate included whether the state is encouraging—or stunting—creative science research and how scientists might source funds to pursue their endeavours.
The Future of the Union
Monday, 10 November 2014
In the wake of the Scottish referendum and as the Smith Commission prepares its recommendations for further devolution in Scotland, the Legatum Institute convened a livestreamed conference on the future of the United Kingdom’s constitutional arrangements.