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  • CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman

'Haldane' book cover
Join John Campbell as he recounts the life story of Richard Haldane, a leading statesman who helped shape many aspects of modern Britain.

The name Richard Burdon Haldane may be unfamiliar to many. But his legacy is striking.

From creating the Territorial Force (later the Territorial Army) and establishing the British Expeditionary Force to laying the foundations for MI5, MI6, the Royal Air Force, the London School of Economics and Imperial College, the list of Haldane's achievements is long, but the man himself remains largely forgotten.

In this insightful talk, John Campbell will explore Haldane’s extraordinary life as a philosopher-statesman, whose ground-breaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were far ahead of their time.

About the speaker

John Campbell

John Campbell OBE is the co-founder and Chair of Campbell Lutyens, an international private equity and infrastructure advisory house. He read Economics at the University of Cambridge and began his career in corporate finance at NM Rothschild.

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