Alumni Zoom Talk Series- UK Inflation in Historical Perspective

We are delighted to launch the popular Alumni Zoom Talk series for the new term. Kicking off on Wednesday 26th October, at 7pm, this one-hour talk and Q&A discussion over Zoom will be presented by Dr Duncan Needham. 

With prices rising at their highest rate for nearly half a century, commentators are drawing parallels with the 1970s when the UK’s annualised rate of inflation peaked at 26.9 per cent (August 1975).  All the major economies experienced inflation in the 1970s, but the UK stood out for having even higher inflation.  In this talk Duncan Needham will outline some of the reasons why, drawing out some of the similarities, and differences, with the current situation. 

Dr Duncan Needham is Dean and Senior Tutor at Darwin College where he is also Director of the Centre for Financial History.  Before returning to academia he was a credit trader at JP Morgan and a fund manager at Cairn Capital.

If you would like to join this Alumni Zoom Talk, please email