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8 October - Breaking the Austerity Myth – A One Day Conference in Ludlow


We look forward to welcoming participants to our one day conference 'Breaking the Austerity Myth' - Saturday 8 October, Ludlow Assembly Rooms. Exciting speakers, new ideas, workshops tackling #cuts and #NHS and a#NewKindofPolitics. Only a handful of tickets are left now!

The full programme for the day is below, with downloadable link here.


Arrival - teas and coffees available.


Introduction and welcome


Charles Grimes: co-ordinator for Hereford Positive Money group - Positive Money is a national group committed to radical change in the way money is created and used.



Q & A

11.15 – 11.30



Mary Mellor - Emeritus Professor in Social Science (Northumbria University): author of books including Debt or Democracy, Public Money for Sustainability and Social Justice


Q & A

12.30 - 1.30

LUNCH - teas and coffees available (bring you own lunch/visit Ludlow cafes)

1.30 – 2.20


Workshop A : Threats to the NHS

Workshop B : Cuts to Local Authority Services

Workshop C:  Open Space – an open agenda finding practical solutions to problems

2.20 - 2.30



Costas Lapavitsas - Professor in Economics at SOAS, University of London: author of books including Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All



Q & A


Plenary - reports back from workshops



When you arrive at the Assembly Rooms at 9.45am, you'll be met to sign in, and asked to choose the workshop you'd like to attend, so please give this some thought.  You'll just be helping us with last-minute planning!

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