The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street: The Bank of England 1694-1946 (HIS 37)

  • Day and time: Tuesday 11:15 - 12:30
    Weekly
  • Length of course: 1 term. Autumn (10 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 16
  • Start date: 12 October 2021
  • Description:

    Beginning with the founding of the Bank in the aftermath of the Glorious revolution we shall examine the high and low spots in the development of the institution over 250 years until 1946 when it was taken into public ownership. We shall also look at the evolution of the bank note, forgery and counterfeiting, the buildings on the Threadneedle Street site, the employment of women in 1894, personalities associated or with connections to the Bank including Kenneth Grahame, T.E. Lawrence and Montagu Norman and end with some delightfully scurrilous cartoons of the institution and its denizens from the 18th to the 21st centuries.

  • Format: Lecture

  • Tutor: John Keyworth
  • John Keyworth was Curator of the Bank of England Museum from 1986 until his retirement in 2013.


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