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Today, we are all so focused on the short-term. We are at the mercy of 24-hour news cycles and the world is constantly at our fingertips with the internet and mobile technology.
But life hasn’t always been this way. Once upon a time, craftsmen worked on cathedrals that they would not see completed in their lifetimes, and indigenous cultures embraced the traditions of their past.
In conversation with Eamonn O’Keeffe, Richard Fisher will reflect on how we can take inspiration from longer-term thinkers of the past, and apply these lessons to some of the challenges that face our world today.
Richard Fisher is a senior journalist with BBC Global News in London, where he writes, commissions and edits stories focusing on science, technology and health. In 2019-20, Richard was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. He also writes a newsletter called The Long View: A Field Guide.
Eamonn O’Keeffe is the National Army Museum Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2022. Eamonn’s work has received the André Corvisier Prize, awarded by the International Commission for Military History, and the Pollard Prize, awarded by the Institute for Historical Research.