Crichton Conversation

Tuesday 11th October 2022, 7:30 pm
Hamish McRae
The World in 2050: How to think about the future
Tickets Free of Charge

We are delighted to welcome back Hamish McRae to deliver the first lecture of the autumn 2022 series. This will be a virtual event.

Hamish McRae is one of Britain’s leading economic and financial commentators and has been a most valued Patron of the Crichton Foundation for many years.

He is principal economic commentator for the online edition of The Independent, and a columnist in the i newspaper. He also writes the weekly City Comment column in the Mail on Sunday.

He has recently published his latest work The World in 2050: How to think about the Future, and plans to talk about his conclusions. He is also the author of the acclaimed work on the future, The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity. Hamish’s other books include Capital City – London as a Financial Centre, co-authored with Frances Cairncross, Wake-up Japan, co-authored with Tadashi Nakamae, and What Works: Success in Stressful Times, which was long-listed for the Business Book of the Year at the FT/Goldman Sachs Awards in New York in 2010.

His awards include the senior and junior Harold Wincott Awards, the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism, and Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2006 British Press Awards.

He has been a visiting professor at UMIST and Lancaster University, and is currently an adjunct professor at Trinity College, Dublin. He has also been a council member of the Royal Economic Society and a trustee of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research.

He is married to Dame Frances Cairncross. They live in London and Sandyhills.

Crichton Foundation Convenor, Andrew Walls said “We are delighted that Hamish has been able to find time in his busy schedule to deliver his talk for the first in the autumn 2022 series of Crichton Conversations. At a time when looking forward is challenging, his lecture is certain to be thought provoking. I hope you will be able to join us.”

This is a virtual event. The webinar will commence promptly at 7:30pm on Tuesday 11th October. Pre-booking is essential.

To book a place, please contact:
Crichton Foundation, Grierson House, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4ZE
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