Date of release: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 Professor Lord Robert SkidleskyEminent economic historian Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky is speaking about the value of money at the University of Greenwich next month.

His talk on Wednesday 12 October will explore themes raised in his book, How Much Is Enough? (2012), which he co-authored with his son, the philosopher Dr Edward Skidelsky. Topics include the key components of a good life, the true value of money in the age of consumerism, the difficulty of maintaining a work-life balance, leisure time and the point of income.

A winner of numerous prizes for his works, and perhaps best known for his three- volume biography of John Maynard Keynes, Lord Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick.

His awards have included the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations, the Wolfson History Prize, the Duff Cooper Prize and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations, while he was also shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction writing in 2001.

A one-time member of three political parties, Lord Skidelsky was made a life peer in 1991, and was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1994.

The talk takes place from 5pm at Lecture Theatre 11_0004, University of Greenwich, 10 Stockwell Street, London SE10 9BD.

It has been organised by the university's Political Economy Research Centre, part of its Business School, working in partnership with Young Scholars Initiative (of the Institute for New Economic Thinking) and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies.

To attend, please register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-much-is-enough-tickets-27700710571

To find out more about studying business subjects at Greenwich: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculties/business

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Picture: Professor Lord Robert Skidlesky.