Why change happens: What we can learn from the past

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Date / time: 3 June, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

King's College London

Why change happens: What we can learn from the past

What causes deep long-lasting societal change? At this innovative conference co-organised by History & Policy and Friends of the Earth, a range of case studies spanning the environment, consumption, social justice and inequality, political revolution, and sexual mores, will be presented, to address the dynamics, conditions and outcomes of change, or lack of change, across time. These themes will provide the basis for dialogue and exchanges between campaigners for change, policy makers, and historians. Through an exploration of historical research, campaigners will be better placed to identify the causal factors that lead to, or impede change in a number of thematic areas, in order to inform future campaigning.

Speakers include Jonathon Porritt, Michael Jacobs, Sarah Richardson, David Edgerton, Simon Szreter, Abigail Woods and Matthew Hilton.

Full programme and booking details can be found at http://www.historyandpolicy.org/news/article/why-change-happens-what-we-can-learn-from-the-past