Reflection on Thirty Years Involvement with Futures Thinking from a UK Perspective

by Graham H. May

Introduction

If challenged I am happy to describe myself as a Futurist, partly because I believe that it is inherent in being human to be involved in the future, but also because since the 1970s I have spent at least part of my time in thinking more formally about the future. Although at no time a full-time Futurist, Futures work is the one continuing theme. It began soon after becoming a lecturer in Town Planning in what was then Leeds Polytechnic in the north of England and has continued throughout my academic career and since retirement through occasional projects and running courses for a local group of the University of the Third Age.(continue…)

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