The Library of Mistakes

The Library of Mistakes

World-leading financial history education

 

 

 

 

Beautiful
free-to-use library

Renowned online and in-person courses

Podcasts, events
and webinars

 

World-leading financial history education

Beautiful
free-to-use library

Renowned online and in-person courses

Podcasts, events
and webinars

Practical History of Financial Markets 2024

Come and study our renowned financial history course, delivered in person by our experts, in two of the world’s leading financial centres

Calton Hill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh

7-9 May 2024

£2,250 ex VAT

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London

5-7 November 2024

£2,250 ex VAT

The Library of what?

Edinburgh’s Library of Mistakes is like no other venue: a hub of research, intellectual curiosity and conviviality set in the city's historic New Town.

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The Library of Mistakes Course

Advanced Valuation in Financial Markets

Our renowned in-person course runs twice a year in London. The online version of our course, is available for both finance professionals and nonprofessionals.

As featured in the Financial Times

In conjunction with Heriot-Watt University

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Latest lecture

Daniel Peris on The Ownership Dividend

A must attend event for anyone interested in portfolio management, we were truly honoured to have someone of the stature of Daniel Peris visit us from Pittsburgh for the European launch of his new book, The Ownership Dividend. Daniel is not only ...
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Recent lectures

Mistake of the Year Awards

On the 7th of February 2024, we held the society event of the year in Edinburgh! This was the society event of the year in Edinburgh, ...
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Max Ward – My Mistakes as a Fund Manager

Mistakes are our passion at our wonderful library – most of the time it’s someone opining on the errors of others but every so often ...
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Patrick Schotanus – The Market Mind Hypothesis

We are very proud to support the Market Mind Hypothesis and its proponent Dr Patrick Schotanus — a project going from strength to strength, attracting ...
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Charles Williams and Andrew Speirs – The Iceland Banking Saga – Fixing The Calamity

On 2 November we hosted another event about the Iceland Banking Saga. In October 2008, Iceland's three major banks went bankrupt after a decade of rapid ...
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Rachel O’Dwyer – Tokens

We were delighted to welcome Rachel O'Dwyer, author of Tokens to the Library of Mistakes. We’ve all heard how traditional money is being replaced by ...
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Simon Clark – The Key Man

The audience at The Library of Mistakes was captivated by renowned investigative journalist Simon Clark, who led the discussion about one of history's most significant ...
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Our Collection

We hold a selection of quirky curiosities and fine collection of books — all related to the ups and downs of financial markets and businesses throughout the years.

You can view a sample of the books (and more) by clicking the button below.

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Recent news

The Library of Mistakes

Kwasi Kwarteng tells Library of Mistakes bond markets don’t act rationally

Press release For immediate release Former Chancellor of the exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng claimed that bond markets don’t act rationally, speaking in a wide-ranging interview with ...
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What truly drives the world’s financial markets?

“There is so much more to heaven and earth than is dreamt of in numbers and decimal points,” says Professor Russell Napier, Keeper of the ...
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New Podcast out – Michael Howell

We’re delighted to be bringing out a new podcast. In episode 13 of the Library of Mistakes podcast series, legendary market strategist, author and founder ...
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More about the Library

We are the perfect backdrop for you to host your event, whether entertaining clients, running a seminar or giving a presentation. High quality AV for streaming and host 90 people in-person.

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Looking cool and supporting the library is never a mistake!

For errorists (that’s fans of the Library!) we sell branded quality goods including t-shirts, mugs, postcards and pencils. Items are available to purchase in person from the Library.

For information use our contact page.

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