Life After The Virus: Pandemics and an Uncharted Future

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An Invitation to a Jericho Webcast Conversation
Pandemics and an Uncharted Future

Wednesday 8 April 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Over the past week, the Jericho Team has been developing a webcast and content series to help feed people’s brains and souls in the coming weeks.

The first conversation in the series could not be more important or timely: Margaret Heffernan will talk us through her brilliant and prescient new book Uncharted: How To Map the Future Together. Margaret argues that we all need to embrace uncertainty and, with great poignance, offers powerful insights on pandemics and what we can learn. You can read more here or catch-up via reviews and interviews in the FT or on BBC HardTalk.

Andrew Hill, Management Editor of the Financial Times, and The Guardian’s Suzanne Moore will join us as panellists, with one other to be confirmed this week (we are just juggling various schedules!). Margaret will open with a 15-minute, TED-style talk; there will then be a short panel conversation, after which we will open the questions to the virtual audience. We will be running the webcast via Zoom and joining instructions will follow, once you subscribe.

In the weeks ahead, we will bring together friends within the 4,000-strong Jericho network to share ideas and insights from programmes past, present and beyond. We will be ranging from the future of capitalism (whether the tumult will really lead to the long-awaited “re-set”?); to good work, mental health and workplace wellbeing; via unforeseen challenges now facing global tax frameworks and the ethics and morality of legitimate leadership. A number of prominent business leaders, policymakers, commentators, campaigners, academics, experts and authors will be leading and commenting on the conversations. We hope to publish a detailed schedule next week.

Jericho is running this programme to do our bit to help us all navigate the current upheaval; to help people feel intellectually nourished in these difficult times; to bring people together, albeit virtually; and to help us all think through a different and optimistic future, when the current crisis eventually recedes. We appreciate your time is precious right now and really hope you will be able to participate. We all need light at the end of this tunnel of darkness.


Robert Phillips

Founder, Jericho Chambers
March 29 2020

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