London’s International Festival of Words and Ideas

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Past Events

George Webber Evening: The Ascent (and Descent) of Money
Niall Ferguson
Sunday, 28 February 2010

Experience the event as it happened:

Video Audio

We were delighted to welcome Niall Ferguson, one of those rare historians who is equally brilliant  investigating the past, and analyzing the present. The author of the superb Ascent of Money and The House of Rothschild probes with his customary clarity and acuity the relationships between Jews and finance, and anti-Semitism and financial crises, topics especially pertinent now.

Niall Ferguson is Professor of History at Harvard University. A best-selling author, he also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines all over the world. He has written and presented three highly successful television documentary series, most recently, The Ascent of Money.

The JBW Newsfeed

The JC's Gerald Jacobs encapsulates the festival experience as "huge yet informal. Cerebral yet accessible." JBW is, he writes, "hard to resist."
Monday, 30 March 2015
Haaretz's Danna Harman attended How London Fell in Love with Middle Eastern Food on Sunday, 1 March. Click here to read her report.
Monday, 30 March 2015
The Jewish Daily Forward''s Anne Joseph shares her impressions of the conversation between Deborah Treisman, fiction editor of The New Yorker,...
Monday, 30 March 2015

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Highlights from the 2015 festival are now online.