Robert Skidelsky at the nef’s ABOUT TIME: Examining the case for a shorter working week - 11 January
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

As the economic crisis deepens, this is the moment to consider moving towards much shorter, more flexible paid working hours - sharing out jobs and unpaid time more fairly across the population.
nef's event About Time takes forward the ideas from its highly acclaimed report 21 Hours to examine how this could help to address a range of urgent social, economic and environmental problems we face.
On 11 January, the event brings together a panel of leading experts in partnership with the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics:
Lord Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick and biographer of J. M. Keynes, and Dr Edward Skidelsky, University of Exeter, and co-authors of the forthcoming book, How Much is Enough? Economics and the Good Life.
Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology at Boston College, and author of Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, and The Overworked American.
Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development at Surrey University, and author of Prosperity without Growth.
The evening will comprise of a public lecture followed by a drinks reception with the speakers.
If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Cam Ly (
Save the date! This is an open conference, with places available to all on a first-come-first-served basis. Please arrive early to guarantee your place in the main theatre. Join us afterwards for a drinks reception at 7.30 pm.
Read more about the event at nef's website or at the LSE's public events page.