28th November 2018 – Stuart Newman: So You Think You Know How Banks Work…

Stuart Newman gets irate when people “who should know better” perpetuate incorrect descriptions of how things work. One topic in which this happens frequently is banking and, more generally, money.

In this talk he is hoping to bust any myths you might have about how banks work and why it matters. He’ll explain how we’ve tried to make banks safer since the financial crisis and the downsides to the approach we’ve taken. And he might throw in a bad joke or two.

DOORS: 19:00
START: 19:30
Admission is FREE and there will be a collection during the interval (suggested donation £3-5).
Venue: Smoke and Mirrors

Stuart is an economist who has had a varied career working in statistics, journalism, financial services and, before he grew up, as an English teacher in far-flung lands. He is overly enthusiastic about most things, speaks too loudly (often without thinking) and, according to his wife, is somewhat clever (although she may well have said “seldom”). He likes people so come say hello, even if you have no interest in banks.

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