Global Chief Economist Visits CoLA

Inspiring Global Chief Economist for HSBC, Stephen King, Visits City of London Academy (Southwark)

Stephen King addresses students from Years 11, 12 and 13

Students from the City of London Academy (Southwark) welcomed Stephen D. King, Global Chief Economist for HSBC and author of the economics crossover hits 'When the money Runs Out' and 'Losing Control'.

Mr King addressed a Year 12 audience, informing them of his state education, his transition to Oxford and what the world of work has in store for them. Mr King then invited a select audience of students from Years 11, 12 and 13 students to answer in-depth questions about the global economy and what China's development means for them and the UK economy in general.

Mr King said that he was humbled by the enthusiasm and knowledge of the students and enjoyed his visit immensely.

Mr Jason Clark, Business and Economics Subject Leader said 'It’s fantastic to have such a well respected figure in the field of economics participate in discussions and answer the questions of a group of keen economists at the Academy. Mr King really felt in the thick of it when one of our departing economists stumped him with a question about trading blocks and pan Africanism. Mr King said he had never been asked the question before!'

Mr King taking questions from students

Richard Bannister, Principal said “As an Academy with a Business and Enterprise specialism, students and staff at the City of London Academy (Southwark) were delighted to welcome Mr King.  Our students were inspired by Mr King’s presentation and student economists in turn asked Mr King in-depth questions about the global economy.  The visit has been extremely well received by students, particularly those studying Economics and Business Studies.”