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Thursday, 18 July 2019 from 18:00 to 19:15 (BST)

A New Approach to a New World of Work

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A New Approach to a New World of Work

Thursday 18th July 2019

6.00pm- 7.15pm

8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ



We don't know what the world of work will look like in 2050 but we do know that we will need many brilliant problem-solvers who can tackle complex, important issues in new ways. Is a new approach to the way we learn and collaborate the answer? One that unlocks the power of human versatility, creating powerful connections and breakthrough progress?



The Polymath has typically been seen as a rare and extraordinary individual. But each one of us has multi-dimensional potential. For too long, early specialization has forced many of us to ‘pick a side’ – the arts or the sciences; academic or vocational. We narrow our pathways, leaving our complete selves underdeveloped – and risking a future workforce unprepared for the nature of the challenges ahead.


The London Interdisciplinary School is pioneering a polymathic approach to education; bringing together knowledge and frameworks from a range of disciplines to give individuals the tools for a fast-moving new world of work which will be subject to disruption by environmental, social, technological and economic shifts; and where careers will change in multiple ways over a professional life.


So does polymathy hold the key to a life more fully lived - and to the new collaborations that will be vital to meeting the challenges of the coming decades?

Speakers: Waqas Ahmed, author and founder, DaVinci Network; Ella Saltmarshe, Writer & Founder, The Comms Lab, The Point People, The Long Time Project; Georgia Gould, Deputy Chair, London Councils; Carl Gombrich, Academic Lead, LIS

Chair: Matthew Taylor, RSA Chief Executive

Partner: The London Interdisciplinary School



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8 John Adam St
WC2N 6EZ London
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Thursday, 18 July 2019 from 18:00 to 19:15 (BST)

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