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The Ascent of Money

LSE Space for Thought lecture series

Money is the cornerstone of human progress but can also be the catalyst for catastrophe for individuals, companies and nations. Niall Ferguson shows that, whether you are struggling to make ends meet or want to be a master of the universe, it is essential to understand the history of money, to keep one step ahead of bubbles, crashes, credit crunches and financial disasters.

Niall Ferguson is Professor of International History at Harvard University, Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of the best-selling Empire and War of the World. The Ascent of Money is published on November 6 by Allen Lane and accompanies a Channel 4 series of the same name.

The Space for Thought Lecture series celebrates the completion of the New Academic Building and is supported by the LSE Annual Fund. The next lecture in this series will be delivered by Professor Bill McGuire on the topic of Seven Years to Save the Planet? on Thursday 20 November.


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Date and Time:

6 November 2008 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London School of Economics
New Academic Building
Lincoln's Inn Fields

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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