Sunday, 16 December 2012

1pm Wed 9 Jan 2013: An Introduction to Future Foresight, Prof Sue Thomas

"The future is like a corridor into which we can see only by the light coming from behind." Edward Weyer Jr., anthropologist

All academics are experts in the past and present of their subject. But can you hazard a prediction for what you might be teaching and researching in 2025? This session kicks off a series about 2025 with an overview of the skills we need to acquire in order to think like a futurist. Sue Thomas draws on her experience of working with the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California to share some ideas about what it means to develop and apply future foresight.

How TDC lunchtimes work

TDC Lunchtimes offer an opportunity to mix informally with colleagues from across the university. There is always a pot of tea on the go so why not bring your sandwiches and enjoy lunch with us? This term we meet every Wednesday for an hour from 1pm-2pm. There will be a talk or video or workshop for about 30 minutes, then the rest of the time will be taken up with conversation and networking around the teapot.

The TDC is based in the old surgery behind Fletcher building, No.36 on the Campus Map. Access is by staff card, or ring the doorbell

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