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28 September 2021

Sir Roger Jowell Memorial Lecture 2021: Economic and social challenges after COVID


Organised by City, University of London, the National Centre for Social Research and the Social Research Association, the 2021 lecture will be held simultaneously in City's Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre and on Zoom Webinar.

Paul Johnson (The Institute for Fiscal Studies) will deliver the eighth annual lecture in memory of European Social Survey co-founder Sir Roger Jowell.

This year’s lecture will look into how inequalities in education and wealth, and between regions, ethnic minorities and generations, have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Paul Johnson will examine the challenges for policy created by these inequalities, not least the ongoing long term effects of ultra low interest rates. He will also outline the fiscal challenges facing a government looking to deal with these consequences.

The lecture will be held simultaneously in the Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre (with a reduced COVID safe capacity of 181 attendees) and on Zoom Webinar. Please register for the in-person event, limited to 250 sign-ups, here.

Date: Tuesday 28 September
Time: 18:00-21:00
Location: at City, University of London and online

Sir Roger Jowell, CBE (26 March 1942 - 25 December 2011), was an outstanding British social statistician and academic who founded Social and Community Planning Research (SCPR) - now NatCen Social Research – and made a major contribution to the development of robust comparative research through the International Social Survey Programme.

Previous speakers have included: Sir Andrew Dilnot (Social statistics and public policy); Professor John Curtice (Scottish independence referendum); Professor Anne Johnson (National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles), Professor Jane Green (British Elections Study) and Sir Michael Marmot (Institute of Health Equity, UCL).

Doors will open for the in-person event at 6pm on Tuesday 28 September. We request that attendees conduct a lateral flow test before the event and are asked not to attend if they test positive or are feeing unwell.

The lecture will be broadcast on Zoom Webinar from 6.30pm. A drinks reception will be held from 8pm.

Sign up for the in-person event here.

Sign up for the online event here.

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