Five Famous Economists: Angela Pollard

"Each of the five sessions will focus on a famous economist, all of whom have a high public and academic profile but who have also led very interesting lives. For example, A W Phillips was a Japanese Prisoner of War and an occasional crocodile hunter, while J M Keynes was a pioneer of women’s rights and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. We will also be looking at John Nash, Milton Friedman and Joan Robinson. We will spend approximately half our time each week looking at a (simplified) version of their theories and influences, and half our time on their lives."

Tutor: Angela Pollard

"Angela Pollard took her first degree at Portsmouth University and then her Masters in Development Economics at De Montfort University, where she also taught. Most of her career has been in schools, working in Sussex for eight years before a two-year spell in Ethiopia. She taught briefly in Leicester and Solihull before moving to Bedford twenty years ago to work initially at Bedford High School and, for the past fifteen years, at Bedford Modern School where she was Head of Economics and, subsequently, Head of the PPE faculty until September 2016. "