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Public event: An evening with Iain Martin, author of 'Crash, Bang, Wallop'
Thu 27 October 2016, 18:30 – 21:00 BST
The School of Politics & Economics at King's College London invites you to an evening with Iain Martin as he talks about his book Crash, Bang, Wallop.
Published to mark the 30th anniversary of the financial revolution known as the ‘Big Bang’, Crash Bang Wallop tells the gripping story of how the changes introduced in the 1980s in the City of London transformed our world.
The Chair for the discussion will be Lord David Willetts.
All are welcome to attend. To RSVP, please register your interest.
Iain Martin is a commentator on politics and economics. He has been editor of the Scotsman and of Scotland on Sunday and Deputy Editor of the Sunday Telegraph. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Daily Mail and Standpoint magazine. His first book, Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS, and the Men who Blew up the British Economy, was shortlisted for the 2013 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and won the Debut Book of the Year prize at the 2014 Political Book Awards.
Lord David Willets is Executive Chairman of the Resolution Foundation and a Visiting Professor at King's College London. He is Governor of the Ditchley Foundation and a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He was Minister for Universities and Science, attending Cabinet, from 2010-2014. He was the Member of Parliament for Havant from 1992-2015. Before that David worked at HM Treasury and the Number 10 Policy Unit. He also served as Paymaster General in the last Conservative Government. David has written widely on economic and social policy. His most recent book 'The Pinch' was published by Atlantic Books.