The LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0 Festival
Some 75 years on, LSE offers a series of public engagement activities to shine a light on the "Five Giants" identified in the Beveridge report, re-cast for the 21st century and for the global context.
Originally described as Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness, today's giants are framed as the challenges of poverty; health and social care; education and skills; housing and urbanisation; and the future of work.
LSE will also be considering the interconnectedness of the themes. Cross-cutting questions, such as the issues of rights and expectations of citizens with respect to welfare provision; questions of who decides, who provides and who pays for welfare provision; and sustainability - financial, environmental and social will be addressed, along with the identification of 'missing Giants' that a modern day Beveridge would prioritise instead.
Date: Monday 19 to Saturday 24 February 2018