Media and Talks

Radio and Television

Contributor to US National Public Radio, Planet Money ‘The Murderer, the Boy King and the Invention of Modern Finance’, broadcast August 2020.

Contributor to Radio 4 Today programme, broadcast 14 December 2018.

Contributor to Icelandic National Radio programme entitled ‘Hundrað ár, dagur ei meir’, broadcast 23 March 2018:

Contributor to Radio 4 Today programme, broadcast 14 December 2018

Contributor to Radio 4 Programme, ‘Instant History’, Archive on 4, broadcast 17 December 2016

Contributor to SBS Australia ‘Who do you think you are?’, season 8, Rachel Griffiths, broadcast September 2016:

Contributor to Radio 4 Programme, ‘Shadow of the Sun King’ episode 2, broadcast 10 June 2015In our time

Contributor to ‘In Our Time’, Programme entitled ‘The South Sea Bubble’, broadcast 20 December 2012

Contributor to ‘The “Other” One Show’, Three Counties Radio, broadcast 8 April 2011

Contributor to The Long View, Radio 4, Programme entitled ‘Combating a Credit Crunch’, broadcast 10 February 2009.


Investor Amnesia

The 17th-Century Tech Bubble 

The Historical Association Podcasts:early banking

The South Sea Bubble

Origins of the European Financial Markets

BBC History Extra podcast, Georgian Banking, 2013:

Print Media

‘Women were to blame for the South Sea Bubble (according to men)’, The Conversation, posted on 8 February 2017

‘Georgian Banking Blunders’, in BBC History Magazine (January 2013), pp. 42-43

‘U.K. Bank Inspectors of 1783 Found Some Familiar Flaws’, Bloomberg Echoes Blog, posted on 13 September 2012

‘Time and Work at the Bank of England’,  posted 22 May 2011

Contributor to David Musgrove, 100 Places that made Britain (London: BBC Books, 2011)

‘Irrational exuberance in the 1690s’ in S. Eckett ed., The UK Stock Market Almanac, 2006 (London, 2005)

‘Tales from the Old Lady’s traumatic childhood’, The Old Lady: the magazine of the Bank of England, Volume LXXXI (2005), pp. 16-17

Selected Invited Talks

‘Saving the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’, Fairfax House, York, June 2019.

‘The Bank of England and financing the National Debt in the eighteenth century’, HM Treasury Seminar Series 8, April 2019.

‘Lessons from the long C18th and their relevance for today’, The Old Lady in Retrospect: a workshop on lessons from the Bank of England’s history and future directions for research, St Clere Estate, Kemsing, May 2018.

‘Money and Power: the Bank of England and London in the 18th century’, public lecture, Legatum Institute, September 2016

‘Behind the Headlines: Crisis and Crashes’: panel at British Museum with Mark Field MP and Larry Elliott, Economics editor of the Guardian, September 2013

Regular talks for U3A and local historical and other associations: Road to Finchley

‘Women and the South Sea Bubble’

‘Military Wives in the Eighteenth Century’