Braedan Creasey and Rhiannon Francis-Clarke, two of our Year 12 Economists, attended a private event at Haven House in the company of Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England on Thursday 29 June.

Mr Carney was there to plant a tree in the sensory garden to mark the beginning of a one-year partnership between the bank and the hospice, after employees had voted to choose Haven House as their official charity alongside Macmillan. Mr Carney spoke to guests who included prominent city workers and sporting events promoter, Barry Hearn, and explained what a great honour it is to partner with the hospice and made plenty of Economics related gags!

Rhiannon and Braedan were lucky enough to speak at length with James Bardrick, Head of Citi Group UK, who encouraged them to continue with their studies in Economics at University.

Mr Bardrick also spoke passionately about the importance and relevance of economic theory, no matter how old, in understanding the current climate and predicting the future, likening the current technological revolution to the shift from manufacturing to services and industrialisation.

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