This week Year 12 and 13 went to the London School of Economics (LSE) for a presentation on the Bretton Woods Conference, a summit held in New Hampshire in 1944. This conference decided the monetary and fiscal regulation of the world’s economies for the following decades.

The presentation was preceded by a prizegiving ceremony to the top 12 students who completed the LSE 100, an academic course undertaken solely by students of the LSE. Ed Conway, the Economics Editor of Sky News, then took to the stage to talk about the Bretton Woods Conference, the subject on which he had written his book The Summit. Having covered the Bretton Woods Conference briefly in lessons, the Year 13s in particular were able to build upon their understanding of the event which shaped economic history in the late 1900s. The conference was very interesting, and I am looking forward to picking up a copy of Conway's book as soon as possible.