Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds SPEAKER 1: Information about money seems to surround us. Nearly every news report ends with details of the stock market, of an interest rate, or growth forecast.
Skip to 0 minutes and 22 seconds SPEAKER 2: And yet, how money and finance really work is often elusive.
Skip to 0 minutes and 26 seconds SPEAKER 3: We will explore how history, art, literature, and popular culture gives us ways of understanding this world of finance that the financial news doesn’t.
Skip to 0 minutes and 35 seconds SPEAKER 4: We’ll explore what the history of money tells us, from the cowry shells of the British Museum to the bitcoins of the digital age.
Skip to 0 minutes and 44 seconds SPEAKER 1: We won’t teach you how to make a killing on the stock market. But we will explain the history of investment, and the way in which it’s related to the history of speculation.
Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds SPEAKER 5: So we’re looking at the spaces and practises of investment. We’ll explore how people learn to navigate the stock market and how it’s conquered the world.
Skip to 1 minute and 5 seconds SPEAKER 2: But investment doesn’t always run smoothly. And we’ll also look at the history of financial crises, from the South Sea Bubble to the Wall Street Crash to the Global Financial Crisis.
Skip to 1 minute and 20 seconds SPEAKER 1: The history of money is more emotive, more contested, and more fascinating than you might expect.