Crises, 1914-2014

Sun 25 May 2014, 13:00 - 14:00

The Tata Tent, Hay Festival

Lord King announced in 2013 that he intended to begin his retirement by learning how to dance. However, in this lecture, Lord King explored how 1914 saw the biggest financial crisis in Britain until the events of 2008, and he compared 1914, 1931 and 2008 events before joining Lord Stern in conversation. Followed by an audience Q&A.


Lord (Mervyn) King FBA
Former governor of the Bank of England

Chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford, President of the British Academy


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