The Old Lady: A Thrilling Tale of Conspiracy and Intrigue at the Bank of England


Tuesday, June 18th, from 6pm - 7:30pm BST


Online via Zoom.


There'll be a great line-up of speakers plus ample scope for discussion and debate.

About the books...

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind those huge bronze doors on Threadneedle Street, or ever wondered what sort of people work there and why, this is the story for you.

 It is 2002 and Sterling is under attack from dark Europhile forces, the UK economy is in peril and the honour and reputation of the Old Lady Threadneedle Street are at stake. Sebastian Oates, a Senior Economist at the Bank of England and the Governor’s favourite speech writer, inadvertently finds himself embroiled in a high-level political conspiracy to force the UK to adopt the Euro. As he tries to defeat Sterling’s enemies, his normally peaceful life spirals out of control. And they say economics is dull! Can he find out who was behind his friend’s mysterious death? Can the plucky Economist foil the Euro-loving conspirators? Can he save the Old Lady’s honour? Can he save his own? Will Villa continue to disappoint? And will Julia ever forgive him?”


Professor Andrew Clare has graciously organised with the publisher for the TTF to receive half the cost whenever an attendee of the event purchases an electronic copy of the book. You can buy it here. We are very grateful to Professor Clare for doing this.

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About the author...


Professor Andrew Clare is professor of asset management at Bayes Business School, a role he has combined with independent advisor and trustee positions with corporate pension schemes (including BT plc, Magnox, Marconi and Amey) and non-executive directorships and advisory roles with firms such as Legal and General plc, Old Mutual plc and Quilter plc. He previously worked as a Senior Research Manager in the Monetary Analysis wing of the Bank of England, supporting the work of the Monetary Policy Committee. He is also an Ambassador of the Transparency Task Force.

From 1989 to 2017 he ran his own management consulting and professional development company.


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