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Written on 24 Mar 2021

What is progress?

In Fitzwilliam College's Foundation Lecture, on Tuesday 9 March, Professor Diane Coyle looked far beyond the turbulence of the upheavals of recent years and asked fundamental questions of how we should tackle questions of progress.

Progress, its definition and measurement, is a theme which has long preoccupied Diane Coyle. In this year's Fitzwilliam Foundation Lecture, she explored two key questions - how can we measure progress effectively in the 21st century, and how, when faced with an overload of data in the modern age, can we make the right choices in what to include in our measurements?