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Q1 The elite are segregating themselves in certain neighbourhoods. Are higher education… watch video »

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Q6 The Conservative Party brand themselves as middle class rather than elite.… watch video »

Q8 and sum up

Q8 The divide between rich and poor is growing. How do we… watch video »

Q4 and 5

Q4 How 'middle' is the emerging middle class? How well-off are they?

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Q3 Do you think British people are more interested in class than… watch video »

Claire Provost

Guardian journalist Claire Provost introduces the 'Mobile middle class' panel discussion.

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Felix Preston

Felix Preston takes us through how emerging economies are affecting global resource… watch video »

Stewart Lansley

Stewart Lansley explains how the middle class is changing in… watch video »

Professor Mike Savage

Mike Savage introduces the results of the BBC Great British Class survey… watch video »

Q 4 - 9

Q 4 How much control do we have about the data collected… watch video »

Q 15 - 19

Q 15 How can we change people's mentality to waste resources?
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Q 11- 14

Q 11 How do we combine intensification with sustainability?

Q 12… watch video »

Q 8 - 10

Q 8 Where can we find out more about food security and… watch video »

Q 4 -7

Q 4 Isn't this a global issue?

Q 5 If the… watch video »

Q 1 - 3

Q1 How can we ensure pigs fed on waste get the same… watch video »

Dr Farida Vis

Dr Farida Vis, Research Fellow in the Social Sciences, The University of… watch video »

Ed Parsons

Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google

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Jay Rayner

Jay Rayner introduces the issue of food security.

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Professor Mike Batty

Professor Mike Batty, CASA, UCL

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Edd Colbert

Edd Colbert, Campaigns Coordinator, the Pig idea

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Professor Tim Wheeler

Tim Wheeler, Professor of Crop Science, University of Reading.

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Jay Rayner

Jay Rayner (Chair), Food critic, presenter and author

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Q7 Worker for Sea fish industry authority

Q7 What can we do to highlight the positive stories of fishing… watch video »

Q6 Chris Baines

Q6 Is it feasible to restore the seabed habitats of estuaries such… watch video »


Q5 How is fish protein used in animal feed and are there… watch video »

Q4 Teacher

Q4 How can we make sure we catch the fish we want… watch video »


Q3 How can we incentivise governments in less developed countries to stop… watch video »


Q2 Why is Europe worse at overfishing than North America and what… watch video »

Q1 A chef

Q1 I'm a chef, what is the panel's view on fish farms… watch video »

Dr David Agnew

Director of Standards at the Marine Stewardship Council

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Frank Pope

Ocean Correspondent for The Times

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Heather Koldewey

Head of Global Programmes, Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

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Paul Rose

Explorer and presenter of BBC Oceans

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Q 11 & 12

Q11 How can we increase biodiversity in the countryside?

Q12 What… watch video »

Q 9 & 10

Q9 How effective are environmental campaigns?

Q10 How can you motivate… watch video »

Q 7 & 8

Q7  Environmental risks affect urban areas as well as the countryside. Do… watch video »

Q 5 & 6

Q5 How do timescales affect crises? How do we decide when to… watch video »

Q 3 & 4

Q3 What are the risks, benefits and impacts to the countryside of… watch video »

Q 1 & 2

Q1 Where are animal rights in the bovine TB and badger cull… watch video »

Craig Bennett

Policy and Campaigns Director, Friends of the Earth

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Dominic Dyer

Policy Advisor, Care for the Wild International

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Professor Nick Pidgeon

Professor of Environmental Psychology and Director of the Understanding Risk Research Group,… watch video »

Tom Heap

The BBC Countryfile reporter introduces the issue of risk in the countryside

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Tim Brown

CEO of IDEO, a global design & innovation firm.

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Professor Kevin Noone

Director of the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS) at… watch video »

Jeremy Bentham

Vice President of Global Business Environment, Royal Dutch Shell.

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Panel Discussion and Q&A

Peter Voser, Tim Brown, Professor Kevin Noone and Jeremy Bentham. 

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John Bird MBE

John Bird, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Big Issue, talks about tackling… watch video »

INTERVIEW: Jane nĂ­ Dhulchaointigh - Founder of Sugru

A new product that can help us fix, hack and modify our… watch video »

INTERVIEW: Professor Richard Burdett

Discussing the growth of urban populations, the future of cities and environmental… watch video »

INTERVIEW: Tom Chatfield

The author and tech commentator on technology's effect on society.

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Dr Aleks Krotoski PhD

Academic, journalist and host of the Guardian's Tech Weekly podcast

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Ben Hammersley

Editor-at-large of WIRED UK magazine and UK Prime Minister's ambassador to TechCity.

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Nick Harkaway

Author of The Blind Giant, examining technology's influence on politics, society, and commerce.

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Audience Q&A

Our panel take a range of questions from the audience.

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Fergus Walsh

BBC Medical Correspondent introduces the issue of Global Health.

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Professor W. Ian Lipkin M.D PhD

Globalisation, contagion and tackling infectious diseases in 21st Century.

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Professor Peter Piot M.D PhD

More 'out-of-the-box' thinking needed to deliver good health.

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Dr Marie Charles M.D MIA

The importance of primary healthcare delivery platforms.

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Leader of the campaign to Save Bletchley Park, Founder of The GoTo Foundation… watch video »

INTERVIEW: Professor Alan Woodward

The disruptive nature of the internet and how it is changing our… watch video »

Professor Robert Winston discusses the importance of curiosity in learning

The role of technology, personality and curiosity in learning

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Peter Bishop

The rise of temporary space in global cities

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Robert Neuwirth

Slums and the rise of the informal economy.

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Doug Saunders

Arrival Cities, rural to urban migration and the growth of urban areas. 

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Evan Davis discusses education and the economy

The changes and challenges of globalisation and how education can help prepare for… watch video »

Richard Gerver discusses the future of education

The pace of change in education and the role of creativity and… watch video »

Salman Khan interview

The founder of Khan Academy answers our questions on the future of… watch video »

Alex Steffen - Founder of WorldChanging.com

We talk to one of the world's leading voices on sustainability.

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Dr Chad Staddon - our use of water

Discussing our often overlooked consumption of water in Britain

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ForgetMeNot Africa - Jeremy George

Software that allows even the most basic mobile phones to email, message and interact.

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Give Me Tap - Making our world a fountain

Funding water aid in Africa through reusable water bottles in UK.

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Nicholas Negroponte - One Laptop per Child

The story of OLPC and the important role of IT for education in… watch video »

Erik Hersman - Ushahidi, Afrigadget & iHub

Looking at the innovation currently taking place in the African technology scene.

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Herman Chinery-Hesse - theSOFTtribe

The ways technology is offering economic and social opportunities for many Africans 

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Introduction by Rory Cellan-Jones

Introduction to the issue of digital technology in Africa by our chair

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Questions from the Chair

OLPC successes and the transformative power of digital tech

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Audience questions 1-5

creative future for Africa, govn. contracts and the Arab Spring

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UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Professor Tim Unwin

Professor of Geography and UNESCO Chair in ICT4D discusses how technology can… watch video »

Ken Banks talks mobile phones in Africa

Technologist and anthropologist discusses the potential of mobile phones in African countries.

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Frank Field MP

Frank Field MP discusses the findings of the Indpendent Review on Poverty… watch video »

Julia Unwin CBE

Julia Unwin looks at the ways in which poverty persists in Britain… watch video »

Trevor Baylis OBE inventor of the wind up radio

"After the wind up radio, we now have wind-up… watch video »

Interview with Maria McCaffery

Cheif Executive of Renewables UK, formerly the British Wind Energy Association.

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Prosperity without growth? Prof Tim Jackson

Professor of Sustainable Development in the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) at… watch video »

Interview with Kate Wareing, Oxfam

Kate Wareing, director of UK Poverty programme, Oxfam UK

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Interview with Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Research… watch video »

Lord Paul Boateng Former High Commissioner to South Africa

"Through necessity, Africans are adapting and developing new technology in inventive and… watch video »

Interview with Professor David Sanderson

Professor David Sanderson, Director of The Centre for Development and Emergency Practice… watch video »

Andy Hobsbawm - inspiring people and changing behaviours

Andy Hobsbawm, Co-founder of Green Thing discusses the power of creativity to… watch video »

Sir Stuart Rose - Positive action from business

Sir Stuart Rose, Chairman of Marks & Spencer discusses Plan A, which aims… watch video »

Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP - the role of politics

Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,… watch video »

Audience Q&A Part 1

Part 1 of questions to our panel from the audience, chaired by… watch video »

Audience Q&A Part 2

Part 2 of questions to our panel from the audience, chaired by… watch video »

Interview with Tim Smit, The Eden Project

We talk to Tim Smit about how the Eden Project helps to… watch video »

Dr Simon Boxall

Dr Simon Boxall, oceanographer, discusses the importance of the world's oceans and… watch video »

David de Rothschild

David de Rothschild, Leader of The Plastiki, talks about the importance of… watch video »