Staying in central London, you are in a city at the heart of many developments in the history of economics, statistics and thought on
society. Only a short walk away are locations of
These and other local spots of interest have been collected for anyone interested into five DEE Walks,
all within walking distance of the venues for conference talks and the conference dinner.
(For even more walks try here).
- the coffee house where Adam Smith discussed drafts of The Wealth of Nations
- the meeting rooms where David Ricardo, Robert Malthus, James Mill and others convened to debate the emerging science of political economy
- the guest house where a fraught meeting between David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau precipitated a rupture in their friendship
- the gardens where John Law killed a man in a duel, before standing trial for murder and fleeing the country
- the house destroyed by fire where Richard Cantillon may have been murdered
- the cloisters where Jeremy Bentham's dressed skeleton and the museum where Charles Babbage's preserved brain remain on public display
- the public house where Karl Marx lectured and the library where he worked
- the college where Stanley Jevons studied and later taught
- the houses where John Maynard Keynes socialised with other members of the Bloomsbury set