Interested in the power and workings of finance and money?
Want to have a say in how individuals can influence financial regulation and monetary policy?
Then come to an interactive, jargon-busting workshop where you'll get the chance to learn more about how the financial world really works and share your views on its rights and wrongs. All levels of financial expertise and awareness are welcome - just come with an enquiring mind….
at University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Darwin Building (Biochemistry LT), Room B15
Thursday, 23 January,[masked]pm
Led by Positive Money and UCL researchers in Public Policy, this interactive workshop invites you to come and engage with one of three topics regarding finance: ‘the finance sector’s power’, ‘the world of shadow banking’ or ‘money and monetary policy in the EU and Britain’. You are invited to learn about one topic of your choice while directly sharing your views on it. We'll ask you to form and express your own opinion on the costs and benefits of our current financial and monetary system and the avenues for individuals and organisations to influence its regulation. This will be an evening to avoid the usual obstacles to a fun and effective debate – no need to bring along a finance dictionary or read lengthy reports.
Light refreshments provided from 5.30pm onwards, discussion from 6-8pm and some time to socialise afterwards.Financial assistance for local transport costs is available if needed (please bring receipts).Places are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis.
Please RSVP by 16 January to Barbara at [masked], indicating your choice of topic (power of finance, shadow banking or money).
This workshop is supported by the academic network “COST Action IS 0209 on Systemic risks, financial crises and credit” and the “Step Out” fund of University College London. It is organised together with the London-based NGO “Positive Money”.