To mark the 60th anniversary of Anthony Crosland's influential tract The Future of Socialism, the Mile End Institute is hosting a half-day symposium on his intellectual and political legacy.
The conference is convened by Dr Patrick Diamond and Professor Michael Kenny of the School of Politics at Queen Mary University of London with the support of Policy Network.
Dr Diamond has recently published The Crosland Legacy: the Future of British Social Democracy.
This is an important moment for social democrats, policy thinkers and academics to consider the relevance of Crosland's work to today’s political context.
The symposium will bring together leading politicians, policy-makers, academic experts and political activists to re-consider Crosland’s legacy for contemporary times, and to consider the future politics of centre-left renewal.
The afternoon will be divided into three sessions.
1. Personal reflections on Crosland’s career as intellectual and politician.
2. Crosland’s intellectual legacy in relation to equality and the role of the state.
3. A roundtable on future centre-left renewal.
Confirmed speakers include Lord David Lipsey, Lord Giles Radice, Lord Raymond Plant, Sunder Katwala, Simon Griffiths, Sir Vince Cable, Professor Jean Seaton, Jon Cruddas MP, Liv Bailey, Steven Fielding and Tom Clark.