2020 Sir John Graham Lecture | SAVE THE DATE
MAXIM INSTITUTE PRESENTS
THE 13TH ANNUAL SIR JOHN GRAHAM LECTURE
FRIDAY, 26 JUNE | PULLMAN HOTEL
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
Tom Simpson is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow at Wadham College. In 2017 he was named as one of BBC Radio’s “New Generation Thinkers.” Educated at Cambridge, he completed his BA, MPhil and PhD at the University before returning as a Research Fellow at Sidney Sussex College. Between degrees he served as an officer with the Royal Marines Commandos for 5 years. He served in Northern Ireland; Baghdad, Iraq; and Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In his work, Tom has taken a particular interest in trust, and how we can restore it. Trust has declined steadily in the developed world over some decades; more sharply in recent years. The great economic and socially liberal consensus of post-WW2 governments has shattered, exposing a political climate that is increasingly fevered and volatile. The 2020 Sir John Graham Lecture will explore whether our future is one of increasing polarisation, or whether a new consensus can be forged, with trust at its core.
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