‘The Great Debt Shuffle’

Robert Peston.

Robert Peston.

25 October 2011

Robert Peston, the BBC’s award winning Business Editor, will give a lecture on “The Great Debt Shuffle” at the School of Management and Business at Aberystwyth University on Thursday 27 October 2011.

The lecture marks the beginning of celebrations to commemorate the centenary of Economics as a subject at Aberystwyth University.
Widely acclaimed for his work during the Northern Rock banking crisis, Robert Peston has won numerous awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year, Specialist Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year (twice) from the Royal Television Society, Performer of the Year from the Broadcasting Press Guild, and Broadcaster of the Year and Journalist of the Year from the Wincott Foundation.

Prior to joining the BBC, he was political editor and financial editor of the Financial Times, City Editor of the Sunday Telegraph and a columnist for the New Statesman and Sunday Times.

He is also the author of two books, Brown’s Britain and Who Runs Britain and Who’s to Blame for the Economic Mess We’re in.
Robert Peston was presented as Fellow of Aberystwyth University in July 2011.

The lecture is open to staff and students of the University and takes place at 7.30 p.m. in C22 of the Hugh Owen Building at Aberystwyth University.