Theme: Philanthropy in the 21st Century
Norwich, United Kingdom
November 28th, 2011
About this event
This event will examine the nature of giving in the 21st Century. What does Philanthropy mean to us today, how does it relate to the Philanthropic ideals of 150 years ago and how has modern thinking and modern technology changed the nature of how we try to give back to society.
Our speakers will examine the concepts of micro-giving, knowledge sharing, time-banking and crowd-sourcing and highlight the change in attitude towards societal responsibility mirrored against the economic crisis that grips modern europe. We will question whether there is still a place for the "industrial philanthropist" and, if there is, what motivated them.
Alongside the central theme we will be discussing social enterprise and entrepreneurship and the effects these are having on the society in which we live.
Besides this great theme and great speakers we also promise a little fun and excitement ... but we'll let you wait and see on that one!
Peter Day has presented In Business since 1988. He also presents its sister programme Global Business on the BBC World Service every weekend. "This is a wonderful time to be reporting on the huge changes sweeping through the world of work," Day says. "When I started doing this 30 years ago, the pace of change was glacial. Now everyone is caught up with it." Peter Day went to Lincoln School and read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He worked on the Daily Record in Glasgow for four years before he joined the BBC radio newsroom in London in 1974. A year later he switched to business reporting, just as business news was jumping to the top of the news, with the fall and rise of the pound, huge takeovers, privatisation, and globalisation. After years of daily news, he is part of a team making business programmes for listeners who did not realise they were interested in business at all. The Times has described In Business as "the best business-related programme on TV or radio".The American new media commentator Jeff Jarvis has described Peter as "the best reporter on radio". Peter Day is married and has four children. He lives in Islington and is slowly learning to play the cello and ring church bells.
Venue and Details
The Forum, Norwich
Norwich, NR2 1BH
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November 28th, 2011
10:00am-6:00pm (GMT 0hrs)
Event Type (what is this?) University
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