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Oliver Letwin: Apocalypse How

As the world becomes better connected and we grow ever more dependent on technology, the risks to our infrastructure are multiplying. Whether it's a hostile state striking the national grid (like Russia did with Ukraine in 2016) or a freak solar storm, our systems have become so interlinked that if one part goes down the rest topple like dominoes.

Former government minister and National Security Council member, Sir Oliver Letwin, looks ten years into the future and imagines a UK in which the national grid has collapsed. Taking us from high-level government meetings to elderly citizens waiting in vain for their carers, Letwin uses his vast experience in government to outline how businesses and government should respond to catastrophic black swan events that seem distant and implausible – until they occur.

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DATE

Mon 26 Oct

TIME

5:45 pm

VENUE

Shirley Hall

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