Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT
In this MDX Distinguished Lecture, John Penrose (MP) is going to describe the ways in which he believes public policy should help shape a new, stronger and more socially just and inter-generationally fairer society. Believing that the new divide is not between white and blue collar workers, or the working, middle and upper classes, but instead on richer asset owning older people and an insecure and struggling generation emerging behind, his talk will touch on issues as diverse as housing, interest rates, debt, pensions, productivity, welfare and public services.
Lecture followed by Drinks and Canapé Reception
John Penrose, MP
John Penrose MP is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare. Between 2010-12 he served in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as the Minister for Tourism & Heritage, covering the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2006, he was the joint chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Further Education and Lifelong Learning.
Raised in Suffolk, John graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in law and subsequently went on to gain an MBA from Columbia University. Before entering politics, he worked as a Risk Manager at JP Morgan, a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Commercial Director of the Academic Books Division at Thomson Publishing and then as Managing Director of Schools Books Publishing at Longman where he focused on school textbooks for the UK and Africa.