Saturday 25th June 2022

Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington

The Institute of Economic Affairs is the UK’s original free-market think tank, placing ourselves at the forefront of the battle of ideas since our founding 60 years ago. Since then we’ve had a number of Nobel Prize-winning economists associated with us including Milton Friedman, Elinor Ostrom, and Friedrich Hayek. They, like so many others, got involved with the IEA because they shared our vision to educate people on the role that markets can play in solving economic and social problems.

As an educational charity, we have strong connections with the UK’s schools and leading universities. From helping university economic societies to flourish, to our sixth form conference programme, we travel the length and breadth of the country talking about free-market economics and distributing our publications. Through our conversations with students all over the country, it became clear that there wasn’t an event out there for the best and brightest students to come together in the UK and look at ways to solve the world’s economic problems. This is where the idea for THINK first came from.

Now in its eighth year, THINK will bring together some of the most prominent and thought-provoking economists from all over the world to speak about a vast range of topics from international development to the sharing economy.

Above all, you’ll be introduced to new ideas, changing the way you think about the world and the major challenges facing us, and you’ll hear some of the most exciting and surprising predictions about how you can expect the world to change in your lifetimes!


Getting Around

Please enter via the entrance on Exhibition Road


South Kensington (Circle, District, and Piccadilly lines) – a 10-minute walk up Exhibition Road (beyond the Science Museum and Imperial College) to the Society

Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line) – a 10-minute walk along Kensington Road to the Society

Lancaster Gate (Central Line) – a 15-to-20 minute walk across Hyde Park to the Soceity


There are several bus routes which stop outside or within the vicinity of the Society building.

9: Hammersmith/Aldwych

10: Hammersmith/King’s Cross

52: Willesden/Victoria

360: Kensington/Elephant and Castle

452: Wandsworth/Willesden


The nearest mainline railway stations are London Victoria (you can then take the 52 bus to the Society) and London Paddington (a 25-minute walk to the Society)


Bicycles can be locked against the bike stands, located at the main entrance on Exhibition Road. Space is limited. Bicycles are left at their owner’s risk. Please make sure bicycles are secured as thieves are known to work in the area.


There are no car parking facilities at the Society.

There is limited public parking in Hyde Park, although car parking restrictions operate in the area, often until late at night.

Map of Royal Geographical Society
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