CPS in conversation with... Lord Ridley

25/02/2021 - 25/02/2021

CPS in conversation with…

Lord Ridley
Scientist, Journalist and Author

chaired by
Robert Colvile 
Director, Centre for Policy Studies

In his latest book, How Innovation Works, Matt Ridley argues that innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. It is innovation that will shape the twenty-first century. Yet innovation remains a mysterious process, poorly understood by policy makers and businessmen alike.

To discuss how innovation presents itself in our daily life, the role of politics and geography on innovation and its impact across the globe, as well as the difference between innovation and invention, and how governments should use innovation as a way of creating and encouraging entrepreneurship, Robert Colvile will welcome Lord Matt Ridley for what is sure to be a lively and entertaining discussion.