Forthcoming events

6th November 2019

Bullion: the story of gold as money and how the markets are changing to reflect modern values

A discussion starting at 3pm and led by Professor Paul Fisher, Chair of the London Bullion Market Association, and Visiting Professor of Finance and Economics at Richmond University.

Gold may be a shiny yellow metal and the gold standard was a ‘barbarous relic’ by 1923, according to John Maynard Keynes. But gold still fascinates people.  Paul will present an economist’s-eye view of the gold market, past and present.

Amongst his other positions Paul was Executive Director of the Bank of England’s Markets Directorate, and was appointed to the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee from March 2009 to July 2014.

Do you know when and why gold was first used as money? What are the three forms of ‘gold standard’ which have existed? How is gold traded and regulated? How much gold is there and where is it?

These are some of the questions Paul will be asking to de-mystify a market which trades over $40bn a day in London alone.

Venue for this session is Briggs Hall 216, on the University’s Kensington campus.

2nd June 2020

The refugee crisis

This event is at the planning stage.