John Maynard Keynes saved Britain from financial crisis twice over the course of two World Wars, and instructed Western industrialised states on how to protect themselves from revolutionary unrest, economic instability, high unemployment and social dissolution. Published in time to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of John Maynard Keynes, this thematic biography revives our understanding of the 20th Century’s most charismatic and revolutionary economist, a man whose ideas continue to influence global finance today.
The acclaimed biographer, Richard Davenport-Hines – whose works include the biography of WH Auden – introduces the man behind the economics and explores why his ideas continue to instruct and encourage us 70 years after his death.
‘An outstandingly evocative portrait of a hinge moment in our recent history.’ Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times
28 April 2015
7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon