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Is the euro finished?

March 7, 2012. Lloyd’s Building, London EC3M 7HA **Read the report of this event** Is the euro destined to collapse, and with it the great post-war vision of European integration? Or are the outlines of a long-term solution coming into view? Is the euro becoming an ever greater threat to Europe’s common future, with currency […]

The Political Character of Climate Change

Robert Garner, Professor of Politics, University of Leicester: In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded in 2007, Al Gore made the claim that “The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity.” The reason why Al Gore does not see […]

Britain isn’t broken, but its citizens are broke

Dr Angus Cameron,  Department of Geography, University of Leicester: The short answer to the question ‘Is Britain broken?’ is clearly ‘no’.  This is not because Britain is somehow perfect, but because it is not a single thing.  There are lots of Britains for the simple reason that there are lots of Britons – and they are […]

Human exploration of Mars will benefit humanity

Professor Martin Barstow, Department of Physics and Engineering, University of Leicester: It is now more than 40 years since men first landed on the Moon. In the technologically optimistic age of the late 1960s, the next obvious step seemed to be a mission to Mars within a few decades and certainly before the end of […]