Royal Economic Society Annual Public Lecture with Professor Jane Humphries

Published: 11 January 2024

10 June. A one day workshop for schools and annual lecture with speaker Professor Jane Humphries

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2024 Annual Public Lecture with Professor Jane Humphries

Monday 10 June 2024, 2pm-3:30pm
Sir James McCune Smith Lecture Theatre, University Avenue, Level 4, LT 438, Glasgow

The Adam Smith Business School is delighted to host the third and final Annual Public Lecture of the Royal Economic Society.

The Annual Public Lecture was established in 2001 and was held in Scotland in June 2022 for the first time. The lecture provides an opportunity for young people to discover economics through a talk from an internationally renowned economist. The lecture is primarily aimed at senior secondary school students, but all are welcome to attend.

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Speaker: Professor Jane Humphries (London School of Economics)

Professor Jane Humpries is Centennial professor of Economic History at London School of Economics and a Fellow of All Souls College. Her research interests focus on labour markets, industrialization and the links between the family and the economy. She has published extensively on gender, the family and the history of women's work, and is also interested in the causes and consequences of economic growth and structural change.

Paper Title: TBC

Schools Programme (10am-2pm)

To run alongside the Annual Public Lecture, we are hosting a visiting day for local schools in the Adam Smith Business School Hub. The aim of the day is to inform, inspire and enthuse young people about Economics, and more broadly about considering university as an option for the future.

Schedule for the day

09:30 – 10:00     Arrival and registration   

10:00 – 10-15  Welcome and introduction to the day

10:15 - 12:15     Active Learning session with the Scottish Government

12:15 – 12:45   Lunch provided by the University  

12:45 – 13.45   "What do Economists do?" - a session for your students professional economists, current and former students

13:45                End of School Activity programme                  

14:00 – 15.30   Annual Public Lecture from the Royal Economic Society with Professor Jane Humphries

This event is free for all participants.


Further information: Tanya.Wilson@glasgow.ac.uk 

First published: 11 January 2024

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