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In January 2020 the BMA booked Professor Lewis Dartnell to speak at its conference. A specialist in rebuilding after an environmental catastrophe, including pandemic, the association did not know how relevant the talk would be.

Fast forward to September and the world is in the grips of a global pandemic that has forced the Association to move the event from October 2020 to June 2021. Professor Dartnell’s New York Times best-selling book ‘The Knowledge: How to Rebuild the World from Scratch’ seems even more relevant.

Professor Dartnell, a research scientist at the University of Westminster, writer and author, will now speak at the rescheduled conference 8 June 2021 and will discuss “the Knowledge”, a thought experiment on how you might reboot civilisation as quickly as possible after some form apocalypse. It uses the notion of the loss of everything that we take for granted to explore behind the scenes of how the modern world actually works, and how everything could be made from scratch.

BMA Marketing Manager Amy Kirk commented, “Professor Dartnell’s presentation could not be more relevant to not only our industry but the whole world right now as we navigate our way through the COVID19 pandemic. As we face second spikes and the loss of everyday things, we take for granted, like the freedom of movement, travel and seeing family and friends are ones we have faced over the past six months.”

To register your interest and secure a place, visit our dedicated booking formBMA Industry Conference, 2021 Carden Park.

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