Monday 18 October 2014 – 19:00 – 20:00

The role of financial journalism in accountability

University of Edinburgh Business School

Ray Perman talks to Chris Carter about financial journalism and outlines the role it can play in making organisations more accountable.



University of Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place



Thursday 15 August 2013 14.00 – 15:oo

Edinburgh International Book Festival 

Crisis at Scotland’s Biggest Banks

Journalists Ray Perman and Ian Fraser discuss how  senior managements of HBOS and the Royal Bank of Scotland brought their banks to the brink of collapse and went unpunished.

Tuesday 9th October 2012 – 18:00

National Library of Scotland

(George lV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW)

“Britain’s oldest commercial bank had survived more than 300 years…until it entered the disastrous merger with Halifax”. A talk by Ray Perman.

Sunday 4th November 2012  – 17:00

Lennoxlove Book Festival

(Hamilton Marquee, Lennoxlove House, Haddington, East Lothian,  EH41 4NW)

Ray Perman and Alistair Darling will discuss HUBRIS: How HBOS Wrecked the Best Bank in Britain.

Ray’s new book (with a foreword by Alistair) is the story of a stunning fall from grace. In 1995 the Bank of Scotland celebrated 300 years as Britain’s oldest commercial bank. Less than 15 years later it was bust. A former Financial Times journalist, Ray has traced this spectacular fall and, as Chancellor, Alistair was directly involved in the dramatic events of 2008 when the world’s economy tottered. In his Back from the Brink of 2011, Alistair has recorded this remarkable period in history whose effects will endure for generations.