Futures @Lancaster are a series of panel discussions regarding futures held at Lancaster. If you would like to participate and engage with the panel discussions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Global Futures events enable new thinking around big global challenges. They do this by bringing together people from different disciplines (science, politics, psychology, sociology, business, leadership, art etc) in an informal way for short presentations, followed by discussions and then chats over a drink. The first event was the book launch of The Burning Question, dealing head-on with climate change and fossil fuels. Subsequent events have looked at inseparably related aspects of the sustainability challenge including ‘Waking up’, ‘The future of cities’, ‘Food Security‘ and ‘Economics in the Anthropocene’. The events are provocative and engaging and are usually held quarterly from 4-6 pm +, at the University. All welcome!
John Urry Lecture
The John Urry lecture was established in 2017 to commemorate the life and work of one of Lancaster’s foremost researchers and co-founder of the Institute for Social Futures.
Anticipation Conference 2024
Following a successful competitive bid, Lancaster University will host the flagship international conference in Futures studies in 2024.
The conference recognises and explores how the arts, humanities, and social sciences can help us understand and respond to the many future challenges that face us.