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Doing the Numbers: A Feminist Economics

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Saturday 10 Apr 7:00PM – Sunday 16 May 11:59PM
Tickets: £10

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When you look at the hard facts and figures, economics is gendered, exclusionary and unequal.

Together with our host, award-winning journalist Anita Anand, join international best-selling writer and mathematician Eugenia Cheng and ‘Prospect Magazine’ Top 25 Global Thinker Linda Scott for a talk which challenges and interrogates the root of these systemic inequalities and lays out clear solutions that re-imagine economics from new perspectives.

Unpacking the topics covered in their latest books, Cheng and Scott discuss the social, financial and environmental potential that could be achieved by giving women economic empowerment of their own and give tips on everyday changes you can make to stop these inequalities from growing.


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BOOK NOW  Ticket for event only 

BOOK NOW   Event + books, £35  
(Ticket + books option includes ‘x+y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender’ by Eugenia Cheng (paperback, RRP £9.99), and ‘The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women’ by Linda Scott (hardback, RRP £18.99). Total discount £4. Free postage, UK delivery only within 14 days of ticket purchase)



Anita Anand
Anita Anand is an award-winning radio and television journalist. She has presented ‘Drive’ and ‘The Anita Anand Show’ on BBC Radio 5 Live, and ‘The Daily Politics’ and ‘Heaven & Earth’ show on BBC 2 and BBC 1 respectively. She currently presents the political programme ‘Any Answers’ on BBC Radio 4. 

Anand is also the author of ‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary’, co-writer of ‘Kohinoor: the history of the world’s most infamous diamond’ with William Dalrymple, and ‘The Patient Assassin’ for which she won the Penn Hessell Tiltman Award for ‘History Book of The Year’.    


Eugenia Cheng
Eugenia Cheng is Honorary Visiting Fellow at City, University of London and Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she teaches arts students to see the world differently through maths. Cheng is concert pianist and also speaks French, English and Cantonese.

Cheng is the maths columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the author of four books: the international best-seller ‘How to Bake Pi: Easy Recipes for Understanding Complex Maths’, ‘Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics’, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Society Science Book Prize, and the critically acclaimed ‘The Art of Logic’ and ‘x+y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender’.


Linda Scott
Linda Scott is an internationally renowned expert on women’s economic development, and Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford. She is founder of the Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy and founder and senior advisor of the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment, a consortium of major multinationals working to empower women in developing countries.

Scott was formerly Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House and is a frequent consultant to the World Bank Group on gender economics. She has been twice listed as a Prospect Magazine Top 25 global thinkers. 


Buy the books

We’ve partnered up with City Books in Brighton so you can buy copies of Eugenia Cheng and Linda Scott’s latest books, ‘x+y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender’ by Eugenia Cheng (paperback, RRP £9.99), and ‘The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women’ by Linda Scott (hardback, RRP £18.99) as part of your ticket at a total discount of £4. Simply select the ‘event + books’ (£35) ticket option above. Your books will arrive within 14 days of booking your ticket. Postage included, UK delivery only.

You can also buy the individual titles via the bookshop.org website. By clicking on the affiliated links below you’ll be supporting a local independent bookshop and Charleston.





‘x+y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender’ by Eugenia Cheng, (paperback)






‘The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn’t’ by Eugenia Cheng (paperback)








‘Beyond Infinity: An Expendition to the Outer Limits of the Mathematical Universe’ by Eugenia Cheng (paperback)





‘Molly and the Mathematical Mystery’ by Eugenia Cheng and Aleksandra Artymowska





‘How to Bake Pi: Easy Recipes for Understanding Complex Maths’ by Eugenia Cheng


How it works

You will be emailed a ticket with a viewing link and password immediately after purchasing your ticket.
The event premieres on Saturday 10 April at 7pm, and is available on demand until midnight on Sunday 16 May.


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