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Made in Britain?

A panel discussion on the future of manufacturing in the UK.

Robots have improved efficiency, 3D printers and Hackerspaces are turning everyone into Makers, and websites like Etsy have opened up new market places.

We now manufacture high-value goods such as pharmaceuticals, electronics and aerospace rather than the heavy industry of the 1960’s, and several companies are bringing their business back to the UK as global markets fluctuate.

As manufacturing goes through a revolution, how can the UK adapt to the challenges, create jobs and provide the next generation with appropriate skills? And how can we build on our proud history to make a manufacturing powerhouse fit for the 21st Century?

Speakers include:

Peter Marsh (Chair), author of 'The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production' and former Manufacturing Editor at the Financial Times.

Will Butler-Adams OBE FRGS, Managing Director of Brompton Bicycle (pictured).

Jake Dyson, Founder and Owner of Jake Dyson Products, and Non-Executive Director of Dyson Ltd.

Part of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)'s 21st Century Challenges public discussion series.

Tickets £10 (RGS-IBG members £7)

Book online or call the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) events office:

T: +44 020 7591 3100
E: events@rgs.org
W: http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/Discussions+and+interviews.htm
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Peter Marsh | talks | www
Jake Dyson | talks | www
Will Butler-Adams OBE | talks | www


Date and Time:

25 March 2015 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gove

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£10 (£7 RGS-IBG members)

Available from:

Book online https://www.rgs.org/MembersArea/multievents/layout1.asp
Call: 0207 591 3100
Email: events@rgs.org

Additional Information:

Door open at 18:00 with a pay bar in the Map room.
The event takes place in the Ondaatje lecture theatre.

Image credit: Brompton Bicycle

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