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Robert Peston to lecture on the post-crisis UK economy

Multi-award winning journalist and broadcaster Robert Peston is to speak at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 28 October 2009.

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Robert Peston

In his lecture, ‘Business as normal? Not a clever idea’, Mr Peston will look at how and whether business and the economy will change as we emerge from the worst financial crisis since the 1930s.

Son of economist Lord Maurice Peston, who was Emeritus Professor and founder of the Department of Economics at Queen Mary, Robert Peston has been a business and current affairs journalist for over 25 years.

He is perhaps best known for a series of exclusive stories about the global financial meltdown and the UK recession, including his scoop on the Northern Rock crisis.

Robert Peston has published two critically acclaimed books: Brown’s Britain, a biography of Gordon Brown, and Who Runs Britain?, his best-selling account of who’s to blame for the economic turmoil that the country is now in.

Among his many prestigious accolades, are the 2008 Royal Television Society’s awards for Journalist of the Year, Specialist Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year and, in the same year, the London Press Club’s Business Journalist of the Year and the Wincott Foundation’s awards for Broadcaster of the Year and Online Journalist of the Year.

Lecture: ‘Business as normal? Not a clever idea’

Speaker: Robert Peston

Date: Wednesday 28 October 2009

Time: 3pm

Venue: The Octagon, Queens Building, Mile End Road Campus, Queen Mary, University of London, E1 4NS

This event will be made available as a podcast.


This is a free, but ticketed event. To confirm attendance, please contact


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