Transforming Society After COVID with Ronan Harrington and Phoebe Tickell
Ronan Harrington and Phoebe Tickell will speak with experts in social change on how we can transform our societies in the wake of COVID. They’ll discuss the impact COVID has had on our collective mindsets, the appetite for radical change, and how technology disruptions are opening up the possibility for an entirely new civilization.
Ronan Harrington is a pioneering voice in transformative culture and systems change. He was the lead Political Strategist for Extinction Rebellion UK, coordinating the political strategy for the last major rebellion. For the past three years he has been organising Alter Ego gatherings, building a European network of visionaries, influencers and activists that are bridging personal, cultural and political renewal. He is also the host of Alter Ego’s media channel, which brings a psycho-spiritual diagnosis of this moment of profound change. .
His background is in political strategy and culture change. He has worked as a lead futurist to the British Foreign Office, and as a Director of Futures, Strategy and Animation at RPC, an award winning City Law Firm. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, and a Masters in Economics for Transition from Schumacher College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and has worked in a freelance advisory role for several European political parties.
Phoebe Tickell is a complex systems thinker developing methodologies and approaches better suited for a better world. She is an ex-microbiologist and 10+ years systems thinker. She works across multiple societal contexts applying a complexity and systems thinking lens and has worked in organisational design, advised government, the education sector and the food and farming sector.
Phoebe has been a scientist, educator and systems entrepreneur. Since the age of 22, she has co-founded a series of organisations that steward systems change via innovation, weaving together networks and learning programmes across the sectors of education, food and farming, sustainability, and technology. She has a first class degree in Biological Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and she brings this training in understanding biological networks and systems thinking into all of her work.