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Crichton Conversation webinar

Crichton Conversations Lecture Programme

Tuesday 16th February, 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome back Hamish McRae to deliver the first lecture of 2021. This will be a virtual event.

The global economy is continually evolving in response to the changes and challenges posed by social, financial and political issues. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented pressure on the world’s economy. Hamish McRae, one of Britain’s leading economic and financial commentators, returns to the Crichton Conversations to discuss this issue.

Hamish is principal economic commentator for the online edition of The Independent, and a columnist in the i newspaper. He also writes the weekly City Comment column in the Mail on Sunday.

He is the author of the acclaimed work on the future, The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity. Hamish’s other books include Capital City – London as a Financial Centre, co-authored with Frances Cairncross, Wake-up Japan, co-authored with Tadashi Nakamae, and What Works: Success in Stressful Times. He is writing a book on the future of the world economy over the next 30 years, to be published later in 2021.

His awards include the senior and junior Harold Wincott Awards, the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism, and Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2006 British Press Awards. He has been a visiting professor at UMIST and Lancaster University, and is currently an adjunct professor at Trinity College, Dublin. He has also been a council member of the Royal Economic Society and a trustee of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research.

Hamish is married to Dame Frances Cairncross. They live in London and Sandyhills.

Crichton Foundation Convenor, Andrew Walls said “the economic impact of the Covid pandemic will affect us all. The aftereffects are likely to be felt for some time to come. I am very much looking forward to hearing Hamish’s thoughts on how we might best steer a course through these stormy waters. I hope you will join us for this Crichton Conversation Webinar, which I am sure will prove to be extremely interesting.”

This is a virtual event. The webinar will commence promptly at 7:30pm on Tuesday 16th February. Pre-booking is essential.

 To book a place, please contact:

Crichton Foundation, Browne House, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4ZZ

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