Yesterday evening Forest Year 12 students attended the Institute of Economic Affairs Hayek Memorial Lecture given by Matt Ridley.

Matt’s books – which include The Rational Optimist and The Evolution of Everything – have sold over a million copies and been translated into 31 languages. His TED talk “When Ideas Have Sex” has been viewed more than two million times.

His lecture – entitled How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take To Change The World? – looked at the crucial role of innovation in modern society, and examine the conditions and circumstances that lead to breakthrough moments.

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