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 some of the world’s leading financial centres.

London

London

5-7 November 2024

£2,250 ex VAT

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Venues TBC

2025 dates coming soon

£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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Latest lecture

Recent lectures

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

May East will talk about Urban planning errors. The double mistake of modernism and the motorisation of our lifestyles.  
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Robbie Mochrie on How to think like an economist

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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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, ...
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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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Our Collection

We hold a selection of quirky curiosities and a 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

Our Keeper’s favourite books

As a library, we’re obsessed with books – and always looking for the good ones! Below, our Keeper, Russell Napier, outlines a few of his ...
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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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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 room for 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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