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October 2015

Beyond Black Monday: Is China Doomed?

October 20, 2015 @ 19:30 - 20:30
Lecture Room 1, Christ Church, Oxford, + Google Map

Suffering from the state's failed attempts to manage markets and a property bubble on the verge of collapse, is China doomed? International Research Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs, Diego Zuluaga, talks on what to expect next in China. Diego researches and writes on China, market reforms and international development, as well as financial regulation in the Eurozone. He is also Deputy Director of pan-European think tank EPICENTER.

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November 2015

How irresponsible politicians have turned today’s students into Generation Screwed

November 2, 2015 @ 19:30 - 20:30
Trinity College, Britton Lecture Room, Broad Street
Oxford , Oxfordshire OX1 3BH United Kingdom
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Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the Taxpayers' Alliance, will speak on the deficit, the national debt and why today’s students can revel in being part of “Generation Screwed”!

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December 2015

Christmas Party

December 1, 2015 @ 19:30 - December 2, 2015 @ 00:30
“The cottage”, The Rose and Crown Public House, North Parade Ave.
Oxford, OX2 6LX
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Join the Hayek Society for our end of term social, the Hayek Christmas Party! There will be hot minced pies and good wine and company. We have our own private venue at the pub. The bar will close at midnight, with carriages at 00:30. This will also be an opportunity to talk about our plans for the coming year as a society, with members able to propose what sort of events you’d like to attend in future, or any speakers…

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January 2016

Ryan Bourne- Refuting Piketty

January 18, 2016 @ 19:30 - 20:30
Harris Manchester College, Old Dining Room, Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3TD United Kingdom
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Our first speaker event of Hilary Term is with Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Mr. Bourne has debated Thomas Piketty on UK nation television and will expose Piketty's fallacious arguments. Mr. Bourne is also rated a Top Ten most influential UK Economist according to CityA.M., the London financial daily.  

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February 2016

Christopher Snowdon- Fat and sugar taxes: who they hurt and why they don’t work

February 1, 2016 @ 19:25 - 20:30
Harris Manchester College, Old Dining Room, Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3TD United Kingdom
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"There is scant evidence that taxes can be effective in reducing rates of obesity, but there is strong evidence that they raise the cost of living and disproportionately impact the poor." Christopher Snowdon Mr. Snowdon will explain that where sugar taxes have been implemented, they have had little to no impact on obesity and health outcomes, whilst invariably hurting the poor. Christopher Snowdon is Director of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He is the author of The Art of Suppression, The…

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Trip to Westminster

February 9, 2016 @ 18:00 - 19:30
Adam Smith Insitute, 23 Great Smith Street
London, SW1P 3BL United Kingdom
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Oxford Hayek Society trip to Westminster to attend the Adam Smith Institutes's monthly TNG meeting. ASI's The Next Generation is a group for under-30s to network, socialise and listen to talks by "whoever interesting is in town". This month's guest speaker is Christian May, Editor of CityAM, the City of London's financial daily newspaper. The former Communications Chief at the Institute of Directors is going to be giving a talk on his time working on free-market causes in Westminster, how…

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Oxford Forum Debate: Should university be free?

February 12, 2016 @ 17:00 - 18:15
Baring Room, Hertford College, Catte Street
Oxford , OX1 3BW United Kingdom
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The Oxford Forum, the student debating society, have extended an invitation to Oxford Hayek Society to participate in a debate on university tuition fees this week, on Friday. Committee Member Anne Cremin will represent us, speaking in opposition to the motion "University should be free." We do hope you will be able to join us.   Further event details ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The issue of university fees is a contentious one: it has swung the student vote, made (and broken) political…

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Linda Whetston- Perpetuating Poverty

February 15, 2016 @ 19:30 - 20:30
Harris Manchester College, Old Dining Room, Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3TD United Kingdom
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Poverty, not economic growth, is the real economic miracle today. Everywhere throughout the developing world and the former communist countries, from villages to cities, is teeming with entrepreneurs. You cannot walk through a Middle Eastern market, hike to a remote village in South America, or climb into a taxicab anywhere without someone trying to make a deal with you. The inhabitants of poor countries possess enthusiasm, talent and an astonishing ability to make a profit out of practically nothing. It's possible to keep such…

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Prof. Tim Evans- Libertarianism and UK Political Economy: Past, Present and Future.

February 29, 2016 @ 19:30 - 20:30

Professor Evans will give a lecture on Libertarianism in the context of contemporary British politics and the future of the political party system. Professor Tim Evans is Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University London. Prof. Evans is also a Senior Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute and Chairman of the Economic Policy Centre. As with all our events, there will be the opportunity to ask questions after the lecture. All our events are free and there is no need to book All…

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December 2016

Oxford Hayek Society’s X-mas Liberty Party

December 1, 2016 @ 21:00 - 23:00
St Antony’s College, Oxford, 62 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6 United Kingdom
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Oxford Hayek Society is happy to invite all the old and new members to the X-mas Liberty Party. This is your chance to meet the like-minded people, to discuss our plans for the next term and to wish each other happy and free New Year 2017 before we all leave for the most awaited holidays. We have an exciting plan for this academic years, and public events, regular meetups and a weekly newsletter are just a small part of it.…

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