Join Andy Haldane, CEO of the Royal Society of Arts, as he delivers the inaugural Bradford Literature Festival Culture Sector Lecture. A special keynote focusing on the themes that have been central to the work of the RSA for over 200 years, the lecture will address the role arts and culture play in social regeneration, the future of work and the importance of lifelong learning.

Fresh from heading up the government’s levelling-up task force come and hear Yorkshire-born Haldane, who has described the levelling up agenda as “one of the signature challenges of our time” and addressing regional disparities as a “personal passion” talk about why levelling up and greater participatory democracy is essential to future growth and inclusion across society.

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About The Speaker

Andy Haldane

Andrew Haldane was formerly Chief Economist at the Bank of England and a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. Among other positions, he is Honorary Professor at the Universities of Nottingham and Manchester, Visiting Professor at King’s College, London, a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Social Sciences. He has authored around 200 articles and 4 books.


Andrew is Founder of the charity Pro Bono Economics, Vice-Chair of the charity National Numeracy, Co-Chair of the City of London Task-Force on Social Mobility and Chair of the National Numeracy Leadership Council.