Learning History of Economics from the Streets Around UCL
This walking tour will take you onto an intellectual journey from 1828, when the UCL was established, until today. Walking in the streets of Bloomsbury, we visit places associated with Jeremy Bentham, David Ricardo, Vladimir Lenin, John Maynard Keynes, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell and other profound thinkers. We will explore how these thinkers shaped the history of the 19th and the 20th century and will discuss the relevance of their ideas to today’s world. No knowledge of economics is needed for the tour; you just have to be interested in politics, economics or intellectual history. The tour is for free and will take about 90 minutes.
Tour leader: Dr Ramin Nassehi, Teaching Fellow at the Department of Economics at University College London. Ramin has also taught at King's College London & SOAS. He has studied at the University of Oxford, LSE, Queen Marry & Tehran University.
Ramin has won numerous education awards including the Best Lecturer Award at the UCL Department of Economics (2017/2018) and SOAS Director’s Prize in Inspirational and Innovative Teaching 2016/2017.
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