59 XXVIIIth World Traders' Tacitus Lecture at Guildhall

Thursday 26th February 2015

The annual lecture is held in Guildhall and is named after Cornelius Tacitus who read Rhetoric as a student in Rome and was an accomplished public speaker. In 98AD he wrote the biography of his father-in-lae, Julian Agricola, who was Governor of Britain in 78 to 84 AD, and commented that London was a busy emporium for trade and traders. In the intervening 1900 years since Tacitus wrote those words, London has fremained the centre for trading of a great, island trading nation.

This year's speaker was Aldermanthe Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC. who gave an inspiring lecture under the title "Do we need the City?". She came to the conclusion that the answer was "Yes"! This was a useful conclusion as she has recently been elected Alderman for Bishopsgate.