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The Future of Work with Richard Donkin

Wednesday, 13 January 2010
17:30 - 20:00
21 Palmer Street

The event will start promptly at 18.00 and end at 19.30 followed by drinks and nibbles

Speculation about the future of work reached its peak in the run-up to the millennium with some wild, bleak predictions about rising casualisation and the end of the “proper job” in the new century. Now, a decade on, author and journalist Richard Donkin has returned to the subject. Focusing on the core themes of change, such as an ageing workforce and the possibilities of new technology, he presents a lively, thoughtful account of what is happening in the contemporary world of work and how it is likely to evolve.

"Richard Donkin's book on the history of work managed to be both groundbreaking and universally admired - it is a neat development that he has now turned his attention to the future of work. No one is better suited to steer managers and workers to a realistic view of the future, and he does so with all his usual insight, readability and fair-mindedness." - Will Hutton, Executive Vice-Chair, The Work Foundation

"Few journalists in the world are as insightful or as knowledgeable as Richard Donkin on a question that matters to us all - how the world of work is changing for us, and for our children." - Robert Peston, Business Editor, BBC



  • Richard Donkin, former FT labour correspondent and columnist, author of Blood Sweat and Tears and now The Future of Work. 
  • Stephen Overell, Associate Director at The Work Foundation, author of Inwardness: The Rise of Meaningful Work

This event is free to attend. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

To book onto this event, please email your name, job title, organisation, email address and telephone number to or call on 020 7976 3505.

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