Wealth

Oxford University Welcomes UNLIMITED

UNLIMITED Journal Now Has a Permanent Home at Bodleian Library

In July 2016, UNLIMITED was launched at one of the world’s oldest and greatest institutions of learning: the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. Setting out to explore the true nature of wealth in the 21st Century, we posed the question: ‘Does wealth make us rich anymore?’.

Over the next six months UNLIMITED travelled the world meeting fishermen and financiers, playboys and hippies, collectors and anarchists, craftsmen and programmers, gardeners and scientists, writers and bankers, explorers and businessmen. We found many different definitions of wealth – from money and possessions, to data and knowledge, community and caring, reputation and wisdom, health and time, to security and sanity, experience and legacy.

Bodleian Library, Oxford University

We pulled together all of this learning into a physical Journal, with contributors ranging from theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking to former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. The full text can be viewed and downloaded here.

We’re proud to say that UNLIMITED has come full circle. The Journal is now available at the Bodleian Library, the second-largest library in Britain and one of the oldest in Europe. We hope it inspires successive generations to cultivate curiosity and challenge the conventional. Because we must continue to embrace surprising answers as well as difficult questions while we search for value – financial or otherwise – in our own lives and those of others. There must be no limit to our thinking.