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Nature of Prosperity: Ethics and Utopias

February 16, 2018 13.00-17.30

Nature of Prosperity Dialogue with Rowan Williams, Ruth Levitas, Roger Scruton and Melissa Lane
Friday, 16 February 2018

CUSP and the William Morris Society are delighted to invite you to a joint symposium on the Nature of Prosperity. The event will offer an afternoon of philosophical conversations on the themes of ethics and Utopian thinking, and how they can inform concepts of sustainable prosperity. It marks the launch of the new edition of William Morris’s influential utopian work, News from Nowhere, as well as CUSP’s collection of essays on The Morality of Sustainable Prosperity.

The event will feature a keynote address by Lord Rowan Williams on the enduring relevance of William Morris for contemporary thinking on Utopias and the ethics required for a sustainable economy and society. We then have roundtable discussions bringing together Ruth Levitas of the William Morris Society and Tim Jackson, Director of CUSP. They will be joined in conversation by Rowan Williams and other contributors to the CUSP collection: Roger Scruton, Ingrid Robeyns, Melissa Lane and John O’Neill. The event concludes with a drinks reception.

More details will follow shortly, but you can already register your seat via our eventbrite page. For enquiries please email:

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