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Quidam Discussion: Lord David Willetts

April 2 @ 8:15 pm

The Pinch – Why the Baby Boomers Took Their Children’s Future, and Why They Should Give It Back

Lord David Willetts in discussion with Professor Howard Glennerster

David Willetts is Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation, and former Minister for Universities and Science. He was MP for Havant from 1992-2015. Before becoming an MP, he worked in HM Treasury and the Number 10 Policy Unit and became Director of the Centre for Policy Studies. Lord Willetts has taken on a number of science and policy-linked commitments. He is a Council Member of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, and a Board Member of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He has written widely on economic and social policy and continues to write and speak on these topics.

Howard Glennerster is Professor Emeritus of Social Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His central interest has been in the finance of social welfare systems both in the UK and abroad. He has been an advisor to Her Majesty’s Treasury and to the Secretary of State for Health on issues of resource allocation.

We welcome school and college students to these discussions, particularly those who are considering applying to read history or politics at university. Suggested £10 donation; students free.


April 2
8:15 pm


St Peter’s Church, Hammersmith
Black Lion Ln
London, W6 9BE United Kingdom


David Broad