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The last ten years has seen a burgeoning of the Slow Movement in all aspects of life from management, travel and education to science and work.

On 4 October, the RSA brought together a group of thinkers and practitioners at their offices in London who have each been exploring ways to bring the principles of ‘slow’ to their life and work – whether in finance, culture or fashion. As well as sharing lessons from their own fields, they discussed how more of us can deal with the addictive nature of speed, apply the brakes and improve our quality of life, creativity and well-being.

Speakers: Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slow; Kate Fletcher,reader in sustainable fashion, London College of Fashion; Deepa Patel, co-director, Slow Down London; Gervais Williams, award-winning fund manager and author of Slow Finance.

Chair: Ed Gillespie, co-founder, Futerra Sustainability Communications