Reflecting Warwick’s unique approach, our Summer School offers an enjoyable programme of interactive guest lectures with eminent figures from the public and private sector.
The talks are delivered in a variety of formats including conversations, debates and panel discussions which provide excellent opportunities for you to engage with the speakers and other students.
The speakers that come to the Summer School cover a range of topics to broaden your education, insights and views, and allow you to ask questions and debate the topics they discuss. Previous talks include:
- Economic Growth and Happiness Equalization
- Journey to the Olympic Games
- Thinking About Inequality
- Why Nations Fail?
- The NHS: Can it Survive?
- Building Entrepreneur Country – for the future from the future
Confirmed Guest Speakers for 2018
Speakers for our 2018 Summer School.
Professor Daniel Sgroi
Professor Daniel Sgroi’s work focuses mainly on game theory and the intersection of Economics and Psychology, including behavioural economics, subjective wellbeing and language. Professor Sgroi also leads part of the ESRC-funded CAGE centre which seeks better ways to understand and measure subjective wellbeing and related behavioural concepts.
Kelly Gallagher MBE
Kelly Gallagher MBE is a visually impaired alpine ski racer from Northern Ireland. Kelly won Britain’s first ever Winter Paralympic gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 for the Super Giant Slalom competition.
Vicky Pryce is a Greek-born British economist and author of the book ‘Greekonomics’. Vicky Pryce's recent posts have included: Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting; Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS); and Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service where she was responsible for evidence based policy and for encouraging measures that promoted greater productivity in the UK economy.
Krisi Smith is a 'Chief Mixologist', Author, Creative Director and Co-founder of Brighton based tea company, Bird & Blend Tea Co. Starting just five years ago in her mum's back bedroom Krisi, along with her partner Mike Turner have built their brand to be the UK's most loved independent tea blenders. This year the business will turnover more than £2m and they employ over 70 people across their sites nationwide. At the heart of Krisi's approach to business is a strong commitment to putting people first, creating fantastic customer experiences and having fun along the way.