‘We’ve never had it so good’ – how does the world today compare to 1957? | University of Oxford

‘We’ve never had it so good’ – how does the world today compare to 1957?

Speakers
Professor Brian Nolan, Dr Max Roser, Dr Anders Sandberg, Professor Robert Walker
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

During a speech in 1957, Prime Minister Harold MacMillan declared "our people have never had it so good”. Now, more than half a century later, are we fundamentally any better off? Through discussion of technological advances, social changes, political reforms, and economic shocks and recessions, this panel will seek to question whether the world we currently live in is indeed a better place than it was in the 1950s.