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Upcoming Events

LIDC runs a variety of events: academic workshops that aim to explore issues in depth and generate research proposals; conferences, seminars and lectures. Below you can find out more about our upcoming events and other development-related events organised by Bloomsbury Colleges.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 (All day)

Stunting impacts over 155 million children, globally. For affected children however, stunting is not simply an issue of linear growth: stunted children suffer significant cognitive effects with lifelong impacts on wellbeing. Yet while gains have been made, stunting remains one of the world’s most stubborn and intractable challenges. The UN now believes that the global community is unlikely to meet either the World Health Assembly targets for young child nutrition by 2025 or the related Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 17:45 to 19:00

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about robots and artificial intelligence and how they are bringing about a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ in which occupations and the labour market, right up to the top professions like medicine and law, will be transformed. In this context, what kind of education will young people need to prosper, and can our current curriculum and testing regime deliver it?