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Our themes

The Intellectual Forum is deliberately broad in the topics it considers. We will get involved with anything that is sufficiently interesting and worthwhile. Through our work to date we have identified a few specific themes of interest where we will apply additional focus.

Future of Work

Technological advancement is changing how people work, and what they do. This change is likely to continue and accelerate over the next decades. Will this mean that less human labour is needed? If so, how will it be distributed? What will people do with their spare time? Will new jobs arise to ensure there is work for everyone? If many people no longer need to work, how will they remain engaged and have a sense of purpose?

We welcome academic visitors, student interns, conferences and other events aimed at exploring these issues. Please contact Dr Julian Huppert, our Director, or Dr Sarah Steele, our Coordinator, for further information.

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