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Golden Bottle Trust EH204 Essay Prize 2016

Oliver Hinkin, second year Economic History student is the winner of the inaugural golden bottle prize for the best essay on EH204 . Oliver's outstanding essay examines the emergence of a gold standard in the late 19th century. The two runners up are Nicolas Vecciolo and Kevin Steyer.  

Six others were also commended for their achievements on the course: John Gallop, Myles Pittam, Ashwinder Moti, Jeffrey Molgano, Leah Plachinski and Jaroslav Ton. 

Prizes were awarded at the awards reception by EH204 course lecturer Professor Oliver Volckart. 

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Main prize winners from left to right: Kevin Steyer, Oliver Hinkin, Nicolas Vecchioli

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Prize winners and course teacher Dr Judy Stephenson (third from right.) 


EH240 visit Ford Dagenham plant

(10 March 2016)

Students in EH240 visited the historic Ford Dagenham plant, which currently produces diesel and petrol engines for use throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America, as part of their studies of British economic and business performance since WWII. The trip to the plant is a popular event in EH240, and helps to illustrate many of the themes and topics studied in the course, including the motor industry, deindustrialisation, globalisation,  transport, management practices, labour relations and Britain's relationship with the EU.



Announcing the EH204 Golden Bottle Trust Essay Prize 

(9 March 2016)

The Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science are delighted to announce that the Golden Bottle Trust will sponsor the new EH204 essay prize from this year until 2021. 

EH204: Money and Finance from Medieval times to Modernity is the Department’s long run financial history course. It is highly popular among both our own students and those from other departments and the General Course. 

The course examines the origins of the European monetary system, and looks at state and private finance and monetary history through the mediaeval and early modern period. We bring students to an advanced understanding of the origins of banking in England, Europe and the USA, and study financial crises through the ages. The modern part of the course focuses on international monetary systems, banking and international finance up until 2008, including the key topics of the Great Depression, and banking regulation in the twentieth century. 

Students are asked to submit four 2000 word essays during the year. The EH204 prize, instigated by the class teacher, Dr Judy Stephenson, will be judged by senior members of the department and awarded to the student with the best essay from his or her coursework throughout the academic year. It will be awarded in the summer term of each academic year. There will be two runners up. 

The Golden Bottle Trust was established by the Partners of Hoare’s bank in 1985 to donate funds to organisations and causes including education.