Keith Pond: Lecture delivery in the digital era

When I started lecturing 30 years ago my “training” suggested that the lecture was “the art of the effective explanation”. I liked that – even if, as an inexperienced academic, I really needed someone to effectively explain many of the concepts I was lecturing to me!! The media I used was the pre-handwritten “acetate”, positionedRead more

Andrea Lagna: European sovereign bond-backed securities a dangerous idea?

The securitization of European government bonds is likely to increase hierarchies in the Eurozone. Eurobonds represent the most viable path to fiscal solidarity and political union. Recently, European policymakers and representatives of financial institutions met in Paris at a workshop organised by the European Systemic Risk Board, the body which is responsible for the macroprudentialRead more

An interview with Dermot Turing: Alan Turing’s nephew

We were delighted to welcome Sir John Dermot Turing to our Distinguished Speaker Series, organised by the Centre for Information Management at the SBE. Dermot is a solicitor and consultant with international law firm Clifford Chance, specialising in bank and investment firm regulation with several publications to his name in this area. He is also the nephewRead more

John Cadogan: What does the Fox say? Unraveling Liam Fox’s comments

So, as reported a little while ago in The Times, Liam Fox, the man charged with negotiating trade deals with other countries post-Brexit, has spoken in an unofficial capacity at a drinks reception in the House of Commons. The audience members were right-wing Tory activists, so maybe Fox’s comments need to be interpreted with thisRead more

David Roberts: Active learning in lectures – the value of imagery

Not long ago on these pages, in June this year, I outlined the pedagogic research I had been leading at Loughborough University. To recap briefly, I was concerned with the question of student engagement in large group lectures – an issue familiar to many teaching colleagues confronted with the government’s never-ending agenda for High EducationRead more

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