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Speaker(s): Professor David Kynaston
Chair: Tony Travers

Recorded on 9 November 2011 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

David Kynaston's ground-breaking history of the City of London, published in four volumes between 1994 and 2001 and now edited into a single volume, is a modern classic. Kynaston tells a story as dramatic as any novel, while explaining the mysteries of the financial world in a way that we can all understand.

Educated at Wellington College, New College, Oxford, and the LSE, David Kynaston has been a professional historian since 1973. He is now a visiting professor at the University of Sussex and at the City University Business School. Since the late 1970s his main focus has been the City of London, on which he has written widely. His books include The City of London, King Labour: a history of the British working class, 1850–1914, and Family Britain, 1951–57.

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