100-year life: a blessing or curse? Join the debate!

Year 11 economists invite you to join them for a very special event that they have helped organise for Wednesday 28 February – to explore the pros and cons of a 100-year life.

Working in partnership with North East Initiative on Business Ethics (NIBE), we have a plan in place which will begin to harness the ideas of students to build the North East as a responsible and ethical business region. With the involvement of local schools (St Bede’s, Durham), universities (Northumbria and Durham) and global wealth management businesses (BlackRock and Brewin Dolphin), we look forward to hosting Emmanuel’s inaugural debating competition.

The subject has been inspired by GCSE economists’ reading of The 100-Year Life by Lynda Gratton, hence the debate topic: ‘The majority of children born in the west today can be expected to live beyond 100 – is a long life a blessing or a curse for society, business and ethics?’.
The evening event will be preceded by a series of afternoon workshops delivered by BlackRock and Brewin Dolphin.

We look forward to welcoming you. The event starts at 7.00 pm and finishes at 8:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served from 6:30 pm.

To learn more about the inspiration behind the event, read Caroline Theobald’s (NIBE) recent article for The Journal : http://www.nibe.org.uk/caroline-theobald-invited-write-editorial-journal/