Future Forum 2017

Future Forum is an annual event that aims to bring together a wide range of views in order to discuss the Bank’s role in serving society.

Let’s talk about economics and how the financial world affects your life

Thursday 16 November 2017
St George's Hall, Liverpool

Last year, you told us that we need to help people understand the economy and our role better, particularly through education. 

In partnership with Speakers for Schools – a UK-wide education charity that provides state secondary schools with free talks from high-profile figures – our Governors spent the morning visiting schools across Liverpool speaking to students. 

In the afternoon, we held an event where we discussed what we have been doing to make the economy and our work more accessible to all. We showcased initiatives like our new education programme, our revamped major publications and our new website. For this session we partnered with Economy and Rethinking Economics, who are at the forefront of the campaign to make economics open, relevant and accessible. The afternoon plenary session focused on audience and social media Q&A.

Read Mark Carney's opening remarks

PDF Future Forum Agenda 2017


Session 1

Session 2

We have published our key findings from the day below, as well as a selection of photos from the event.

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Professor Sir John Holman, former National STEM Director, gives his advice for teaching economics.

Ambassadors discuss what economics mean to them.

Mark Carney speaking at Future Forum 2017
Mark Carney speaking at Future Forum 2017
Sam Woods speaking at Future Forum 2017
Future Forum 2017
Governor and deputy governors at Future Forum 2017
Future Forum 2017
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