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Trevor Phillips

Distinguished Lecture Series - Beating The Elite: When Identity Trumps Economy

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Trevor Phillips is a writer and television producer

  • From: Wednesday 22 November 2017, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 22 November 2017, 7.15 pm
  • Location: Lecture theatre 2, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU,
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 22 November 2017, 9.00 am
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Trevor is President of the Partnership Council of the John Lewis Partnership, the first external appointment since 1928.  He is also currently the Deputy Chair of the Steering Committee of the National Equality Standard.

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Lecture synopsis:

The rolling wave of defeat for conventional politics across the West has left political, media and academic elites stunned.  In some cases voters appear to have responded to political appeals that might damage their own economic interests.

But for most of human civilisation the pull of family faith and tribe have always been strong and the advance of big data has revealed that consumers’ choices are driven by considerations of ethnic inheritance, community and environment, as much as by price and quality.

Might it be the case that the famous Clintonite dictum “It’s the economy, stupid” has been replaced by a resurgent – and very old – nostrum: “It’s identity, you idiot”.

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Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street


Discounted city centre parking is available at Q-Park Talbot Street:

Q Park Talbot Street

Stanley Place



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