Mark Stevenson 30th April Radcliffe Centre 6.30 – 7.30 pm


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Author, reluctant futurologist, occasional comedy writer and founder of The League of Pragmatic Optimists Mark Stevenson spends his life at the cutting edge of change trying to help create a future that’s more sustainable, compassionate, humane and just – working with everyone from governments to school children.

The London Literary Festival described him as “one of those rare visionaries who fascinates an audience and makes them laugh in equal measure” and TED called him as a man who “wears no blindfold and whose tools are curiosity, open-mindedness, clarity and reason, making his journeys to the future intriguing and ultimately exhilarating” while the Leicester Mercury called him ‘surprisingly tall’.

Since coming to the literary festival in 2017 he has been a regular visitor to Buckingham