“Honest Capitalism”: Simon Heffer to deliver hard-hitting lecture at Jericho event

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“If capitalism does not reconnect with its ethical base, and if ethical considerations about the use of other people’s money do not become paramount, it will be in mortal danger.”


We warmly invite you to Jericho Chambers’ very first Last Thursday event, on Thursday 26th September 2013.

Simon Heffer, trenchant newspaper columnist, historian and author, will be delivering a lecture entitled “My Word Was My Bond”: Ethics and the City. Dr Heffer will explore the character of “honest capitalism” and the absence of trust and ethics that precipitated the 2008 crash. His full paper on the subject will be published to coincide with the talk.

Simon Heffer is the author of “High Minds: The Victorians and The Birth of Modern Britain”, due for publication in October. His latest book traces the radical transformation of Britain in the nineteenth century. Dr Heffer is also the biographer of Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Enoch Powell.

We are delighted to host this Last Thursday event in the wonderful setting of St James’s Piccadilly – designed by Sir Christopher Wren and justly proud of its own radical tradition. Drinks will be served from 6.30pm and, time allowing, after Dr Heffer’s talk also. We will close between 8.30 and 8.45.

Jericho Chambers will be curating a series of challenging polemics on the last Thursday of every month. We very much hope you will be able to join us for this inaugural event.

Event details

“My Word Was My Bond”
Ethics and the City
A lecture by Simon Heffer

Thursday 26 September at 6.30pm
St. James’s Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL

Drinks 6.30pm
Talk and Questions 7pm
Conversation 8pm
Close 8.30pm

RSVP: clerks@jerichochambers.com


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