Talk & Discussion

Iain Martin: Crash Bang Wallop

02 Feb 2017

 / 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 / Free
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Hear Second Home co-founder Rohan Silva in conversation with journalist and award-winning author Iain Martin on his latest book Crash Bang Wallop: the inside story of London's Big Bang and a financial revolution that changed the world.

In Crash Bang Wallop, Martin puts recent exciting changes in the City in their proper historical context and demonstrates how over the centuries it has thrived best when it is open to new ideas and migration.

At the heart of the book is the story of how in the 1980s the Thatcherite Big Bang in financial services remade the City, changed the wider UK economy and triggered London's comeback as a global leader in subsequent decades.

There are lessons – both good and bad – from that financial revolution that anyone wanting to understand what comes next needs to consider.