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"Julia Hobsbawm is brilliant at seeing tomorrow’s ideas today."- The FT

Wednesday 15 May, The Sargent and Munnings Rooms at The Beaumont

We are delighted to present the next event in our popular literary series on Wednesday 15 May with award-winning writer, speaker, consultant and Bloomberg commentator and columnist about the future of work Julia Hobsbawm reading from her book Working Assumptions.

An acclaimed entrepreneur who founded Editorial Intelligence, Julia was awarded an OBE in the late Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honours List in 2015. She regularly consults for and speaks to corporations, government and change-makers around the world.

Prior to the reading and discussion in the Munnings Room, guests are invited to enjoy drinks with canapés in the Sargent Room. Each guest will also receive a copy of Working Assumptions as part of their ticket, with an opportunity for signing after the talk.


Ticket Price: £35, including a paperback copy of the book

Time: 18.30pm - cocktail reception with canapés in Sargent | 19pm - reading, discussion and Q&A in Munnings

Location: The Sargent and Munnings Room at The Beaumont

The Author

Julia Hobsbawm is an award-winning writer, speaker, consultant and Bloomberg commentator and columnist about the future of work. The author of the acclaimed book The Nowhere Office: Reinventing Work and the Workplace of the Future, she was a founder of the US-led Workforce Institute, was Chair of the inaugural UK Demos Workshift Commission, and now co-hosts the popular podcast The Nowhere Office.

Julia is the author of six books including the award-winning The Simplicity Principle, which won two awards for Best Business Book and Best General Self-Help book 2020 in the USA, and Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload, which was shortlisted for Management Book of the Year in the UK.

The Book

Chosen as one of the FT's Books of the Month, Working Assumptions is a rapid response to the seismic changes affecting working life. Covering the past, present and future of work, the book has already been described as "a must-read for anybody concerned about the future of work."

Julia Hobsbawm's landmark 2022 book The Nowhere Office, predicted the rise in hybrid working long before anyone else, and Working Assumptions is a clear-eyed view of what Julia identifies as "The Amazing Age" - a new era replete with challenge and opportunity for all working people experiencing a pace of technological and cultural change not seen in over a century.