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The Robert Oakeshott Lecture 2020

February 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


February 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Cass Business School
106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ United Kingdom

The EOA’s annual lecture commemorates and celebrates the life, legacy, and work of its founder, and employee ownership pioneer, Robert Oakeshott.  This year’s lecture will be held on Thursday 27th February between 12.00pm – 3.00pm. A light lunch will be served between 12pm and 1pm. The lecture will begin at 1pm. We are very grateful to the support of Cass Business School who will be hosting the lecture once again at their London campus.

We are honoured that this year’s lecture will be delivered by Naomi Climer CBE, Co-Chair of the Institute for the Future of Work.

Naomi is an engineer and leader who is now a non executive director on the Boards of a number of quoted companies and charities. Naomi’s career has been in broadcast, media and entertainment technology, ultimately as President of Sony’s Media Cloud Services after which she became the first female President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

This year’s lecture is: The Rise of the Robots: What Role for Employee Ownership in the 2030 Economy?
In a landscape likely to be dominated by automation and autonomous systems, this lecture will explore the impact of future work on society, productivity and the economy. It will look at the role human centred technology adoption including employee ownership will have for employees and business owners alike.

This year’s lecture is kindly sponsored by our EOA member Postlethwaite, an employee-owned law firm whose purpose is to help businesses become employee-owned as a route to growth, improved performance, greater resilience and sharing of rewards with all who play a role.

“There is growing consensus that employee ownership brings benefits for business, employees and society alike.  But as artificial intelligence and the need to combat climate change ushers in a new industrial revolution, we need to ask what kinds of future organisation will employees own and what jobs will they have.  I’m therefore really pleased that we’re sponsoring the 2020 Robert Oakeshott lecture, and look forward to hearing Naomi’s ideas and thoughts and to what I trust will be a stimulating and challenging conversation around them.”

Robert Postlethwaite, Managing Director, Postlethwaite

You can find out more about The Robert Oakeshott Lecture 2020 on our website.

Register now by clicking on the button below or contacting Anne Richardson directly on 01482 692544.

Booking is essential.

Where: Cass Business School,106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ
When: Thursday, 27 February, 2020
12pm Guests to arrive and register
12pm – 1pm Lunch & Networking
1pm – 3pm Lecture and Q&A