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

Venues TBC

2025 dates coming soon

£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 non-professionals.

As featured in the Financial Times

In conjunction with Heriot-Watt University

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Upcoming lectures

How to Think Like an Economist

Robbie Mochrie on How to think like an economist

Wed 29 May 2024

How to think like an economist might be a misleading name for a book because it suggests that there is a right way of doing…

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May East on Urban planning errors. The double mistake of modernism and the motorisation of our lifestyles

Wed 19 June 2024

Upcoming event: On Wednesday 19th June 2024 May East will talk about Urban planning errors. The double mistake of modernism and the motorisation of our lifestyles…

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Emma Slade and Pema Deki on Gross National Happiness – What Lessons Can We Learn from the Realities of this Bhutanese Vision?

Thu 27 June 2024

Upcoming event: on Thursday 27th June 2024 – Emma Slade and Pema Deki will discuss Gross National Happiness – What Lessons Can We Learn from…

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Latest lecture

Greg Makoff on Default: The Landmark Court Battle over Argentina’s $100 Billion Debt Restructuring

Greg, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, will talk about his book Default, the riveting story of Argentina’s sovereign debt drama, which reveals the obscure inner workings of sovereign debt restructuring. It describes the intense fight over the ...
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Recent lectures

Paul Kosmetatos: Anglo-Dutch financial connections and contrasts

Anglo-Dutch financial connections and contrasts in the mid-18th Century: the Amsterdam phase of the 1772-3 credit crisis Paul, as many of you know, is one ...
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Dr. Roger Miles – Tales of the unintended

Since the dawn of civilisation, the people tasked with governing have tried to frame rules to stop other people misbehaving. For just as long, those ...
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Angus Tulloch on booms and busts in emerging markets

View one of Scotland's investment greats telling Charles Heenan about his career and the ups and downs of being a trailblazer in emerging markets.
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Banks – a confidence trick that works… most of the time

Could we get a better panel to talk about banks? Iceland banking chronicler Jared Bibler, HBOS collapse expert Ray Perman and writer on RBS turmoil ...
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A Night Cap – Paul Kosmetatos on the Leith Whisky Bubble of 1898 at the Weekend of Mistakes

We're delighted to share this video from our recent Weekend of Mistakes at Hay-on-Wye, a joint production between The Library Of Mistakes and Hay Castle ...
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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 ...
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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

Weekend of Mistakes 2024

Weekend of Mistakes – a celebration

Join us for a 90 second recap video of our inaugural Weekend of Mistakes at the beautiful Hay-on-Wye. Like what you see? The event in ...
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Helen Williams – Now we are 10!

Our librarian tells how she came to work at Edinburgh's Library of Mistakes. I first heard of the Library of Mistakes in December 2013, when ...
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Standing on the shoulders of (gi)ants

Designing promotional materials for the Library of Mistakes You’re probably well acquainted with our iconic logo and straplines – our brand is really important to ...
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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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