Rathbones virtual event series

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Welcome to our 2020 virtual events programme, allowing you to enjoy an array of Rathbones events from the comfort of your own home.  We have been inviting authors, journalists, gallery curators, CEOs, charities and luxury brands to talk to us on topics from cricket to climate change, in a series of fascinating online discussions.

Please find below information about each of our upcoming events. By selecting ‘Register for this event’, you will be able to choose which of the events you would like to attend, and also have the opportunity to register for a friend or family member in another household to join. If you are interested in an event with a date to be confirmed, please still register for that event. We will send updated information to you once the date has been set.

Don’t worry if you missed some of our previous events, where possible we have recorded and made them available for you to watch at your leisure. Explore them here

Tuesday 20 October , 18:00 - 19:00
Fortnum & Mason – there are lots of secrets hiding in the iconic department store…

Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact Christopher.mccarthy@rathbones.com if you would like to attend

Founded in 1707, mere decades before Rathbones began their business as timber merchants, Fortnum & Mason is internationally renowned for its stunning selection of teas, food and china. Join Ewan Venters, Fortnum’s CEO, as he discusses the iconic store’s place in today’s retail environment and the importance of social responsibility. As well as sharing some surprising secrets from its history, Ewan will talk about Fortnum’s role in the world today and reveal how they are working with their suppliers, staff and customers to start conversations around sustainability.

Wednesday 4 November, 18:00 – 19:00
Photographer Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool

Don McCullin is one of our greatest living photographers. Tamar Hemmes, curator of Don McCullin at Tate Liverpool, will share details of McCullin’s 60-year career as a photographer. From his striking images of conflict, to depictions of poverty and working class life in Britain during the 60s and 70s. Hear more about how the exhibition came together, and the stories behind some of the 230 images on display, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom.


Earth Convention online talks

Rathbones has partnered with 5 x 15 to bring you a series of talks on climate change and the ask questions that need to be answered. The talks will feature a panel of renowned journalists, professors, activists, economists and policy advisers and chaired by Baroness Rosie Boycott. Please use the link to register your interest and an invitation will be sent you when the panel line-up is confirmed. All talks will take place from 18:00 - 19:00.

Wednesday 18 November, 18:00 - 19:00
The Earth Convention – Consumers: fast fashion, manufacturing and plastics 

The third event in the Earth Convention series from 5x15 and Rathbones is all about consumers and manufacturing - our consumption patterns and the supply chains that feed them.

Lucy Siegle – Writer and broadcaster on nature and climate
Steve Evans – Professor and Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Cambridge University
Dieter Helm – Professor of Economic Policy at Oxford University and Fellow in Economics at New College, Oxford
Miatta Fanbulleh  - Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation (NEF economic growth. 

Wednesday 25 November, 19:00 - 20:00
Dystopian fiction – novels of the future

Looking back at the images of empty city squares, wild animals roaming the streets and long queues for food, the dystopian future written about by some of our favourite novelists has been all too real this year. Join us for a literary conversation with best-selling authors Kamila Shamsie and John Lanchester on writing dystopian fiction. BBC news and former arts correspondent Razia Iqbal will host the event, talking to John and Kamila on how COVID-19 might change the narrative of future novels and how their work reflects the society we live in today. 


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