Listen to the latest Policy Provocations webcast

The webcast from the latest Policy Provocations lecture is now available.

The Policy Provocations  series brings together perspectives from leading international, UK and local thinkers to publically debate big policy challenges shaping the future.

Held in the beautifully renovated Florrie in Toxteth, the lecture, Do we still need libraries?, discussed the need for the diversification of the role of libraries, providing multiple services under one roof in order to survive and continue to serve diverse communities in a changing world.

More than 200 guests heard how the impact on the issue of e-books and the impact on reading trends and the continuing need for libraries and their role in securing social mobility for hard to reach or deprived members of communities was being tackled.

Chaired by John Flamson, Director of Partnerships and Innovation at the University, the panel included Sue Charteris, Chair of the Reader Organisation, Alan Davey, Chief Executive of the Arts Council England, Councillor Keith Mitchell, former leader of Oxfordshire County Council and Professor Jonathan Rose, William R Kenan Professor of History Drew University.

Tickets are available for the next Policy Provocations lecture Can aid deliver for Africa? on Thursday 18 October at 5.30pm at the International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum.

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