Economics Society aims to be a learned yet fun, erudite yet irreverent meeting of minds. We meet on Friday lunchtimes at 1:30pm in H3 and aim to have a range of internal and external speakers across a wide range of economic topics. Some presentations are quite specialised and aim to boost the economic theory taught at A Level, whilst others look at the application of economics across a range of real world applications.
Upper School and Sixth Form students are all welcome and we are pleased to see a good number of non-economists join us, perhaps initially for the biscuits, but over time to see what they are missing by not taking the subject formally.
The Society is led by Sixth Formers, this year Nikhil Ohri and Alex Jones, who put together a programme that aims to respond to current economic issues as well as the more timeless theoretical elements. We are very open to suggestions of what to include, and particularly appreciative of offers to speak. We always try to get back at least one OE every year to talk about Economics at university, and the Society also encourages attendees to get involved in the numerous economics-related competitions such as the Royal Economic Society essay competition, Target 2.0 and Student Investor.
Despite Milton Friedman’s assertion that there is no such thing as a free lunch, Economics Society offers sustenance for the mind and body and, to the consternation of the free-market economists, is quite free to join. We look forward to seeing you!