The World Traders' Company Charitable Trust
Tacitus Lecture 2016
CET has supported the Tacitus Lecture since 2006. The Lecture was inaugurated in 1988 and is now believed to be the largest event of its type in the City of London. It takes place annually in the Guildhall and provides the World Traders' Company with an opportunity provide a forum for key thought leaders to speak on economic issues, stimluate discussion and educate the next generation about the critical importance of international trade. Grants totalling more than £60,000 have been made. [ More ]
In 2016 the Lecture was given by Sir Paul Tucker, senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy and Harvard Business School and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England who spoke on the topic 'A New Monetary System In a New World Order'.
A transcript of the Lecture and a video can be found by visiting the World Traders' Company Charitable Trust website: http://www.world-traders.org/tacitusPastLectures.php
The Tacitus Lecture takes its name from the Roman senator Publius Cornelius Tacitus who was born in about AD 56. He was an impressive and famous orator and one of the extant workds attributed to him, the "Dialogue on Orators" is a discussion of oratorial style. In his writings he described "Londinium" as 'a town fo highest repute and a busy emporium for trade and traders'.[ Close ]