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Wednesday 27th November 2019 (Fortnightly Edition)

Hallo again from Team-ei: With less than four weeks until the New Year, we have a few special announcements to get you readily prepared for 2020.

The Afternoon After the Night Before Election Special

Our General Election afternoon after party is now full. For eiClub members (only) there is still time to add your names to our end of year party.

Please note the guest list will close Friday 29th November at noon.

To add to the end of year festivities we are also offering - for a limited time only - a special Black Friday discount of £50 to join the eiClub for £250. Click here for more information.

If you are interested in joining or want to find out more information please contact Shanice


eiClub Kicks Off 2020 Programme

Our club programme for 2020 kicks off with our annual Pre-Davos Predictions panel featuring; Tracy Blackwell, CEO of Pension Insurance Corporation and the driving force behind the “Purpose of Finance Initiative”; Hetan Shah, incoming CEO of The British Academy and outgoing CEO of the Royal Statistical Society; and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Chair of the International Bar Association.

Again, the super discount applies until the end of the week. To find out more contact Shanice


Is the Age of Automation the New Industrial Revolution?


Many of our eiNetwork members are getting in to podcasts and Andrew Keen, longtime friend of ei is no exception.

Listen to his great series On Democracy such as this episode on automation with Carl Benedict-Frey, author of a new book 'Is the Age of Automation the New Industrial Revolution? '

The whole series can be listened to here

Tim Harford Shares Insight into Life with his Cautionary Tales Series


Tim Harford’s new Cautionary Tales from the production company started by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg. The podcast series shows our eiNetwork member Tim Harford share eight true stories about past mistakes and what we should learn from them. The stories are brought to life by seriously talented actors such as Alan Cumming, Archie Panjabi and Toby Stephens

The full first four episodes can be listened to here.

POCC and Dazed Fight Climate Change

Our eiNetwork member Louis VI is fighting against climate change and calling for action from others around the world. The World is (Y)Ours is a short film produced by Pocc, which looks at climate change from the perspective of black and brown people in Britain.

The film, directed by Tanya Noushka and music and narration by musician Louis VI, explores through a number of contributors, how actions in Western countries can negatively affect our ancestral homes across the world. In addition, black and minority ethnic communities living in Western countries are more likely to be adversely affected by the negative effects of climate change ahead of any other group. How can we rise up and make sure we have our say this year?

James Ashton is Leading the Way


In this podcast series, journalist and eiNetwork member James Ashton brings together people from the top of very different organisations in the worlds of business, charity, the arts and beyond to discuss their take on leading vital causes, famous brand names and multi-million pound enterprises.

His two guests swap stories of success and failure, the skills they have picked up, the challenges they face every day and the advice they offer to others. The first episode of the series kicks off with Mark Evans, chief executive of O2 and Stuart Murphy, chief executive of English National Opera.

In the forthcoming episodes we'll hear from many great experts including; Chris Hirst from Havas; Clare Gilmartin of Trainline; Mark Livingstone, a great entrepreneur who helped to build Lovefilm and Graze and now CEO of Pharmacy2U; Geeta Nanda, CEO of Metropolitan Thames Valley, one of the UK's largest housing associations and much more.

The whole series can be listened to here

Arts, Culture & Design
Business & Economics
Digital & Thechnology

READ LONG: Google and Explainable AI.

READ SHORT: The inventor of the World Wide Web isn't too impressed by the Tories. Watch this.

LISTEN: The unintended consequences of technology.

WATCH: Head to the Prince Charles Cinema this December for their Christmas marathon extravaganza! Tickets and info available here.

LEARN: We've all seen the video. Elon Musk explains what went wrong.

EVENTS: The Kendal Mountain Festival for film is on the move! Coming to Rio Cinema next year. Get tickets here.

Politics & World Affairs

READ LONG: What's your worst howler? Mary Beard shares hers.

READ SHORT: Cooking up a storm this Christmas? Let Mary Berry help you...

LISTEN: Listen up! It's that time of year again: when the world gets reflective and we round up the best-in-show of, well, everything. Prospect have compiled a list of the best philosophy reads of the year. Check it out here.

WATCH: Attenborough on the anti-plastic people's revolution!

LEARN: Fancy yourself a philanthropic pro? How do your morals compare to the rest of the nation?

EVENTS: Head to the Knuckle Supper Club at Samsung KX! Info here.

Science & Medicine

READ LONG: Should horses risk their lives for our entertainment?

READ SHORT: City living is bad for your health...who knew? Read this.

LISTEN: How to make cement more climate-friendly.

WATCH: You can now rent Al Gore's infamous An Inconvenient Truth on YouTube! Check it out.

LEARN: The women taking chronic pain into their own hands.

EVENTS: Head to the Animal Aid Christmas Festival for a baa-rilliant Christmas season!

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