Why Argentina?


Fri, 22 October 2021. 7:30pm at Giggleswick School Memorial Library


Explore the life and times of Walter Morrison in this lecture series featuring academics, archivists and architects.

“Commercial and political motives are hard to separate when accounting for the pattern of the Morrison family’s investments, as too is the extent to which Charles and Walter were mere rentiers or were actively engaged in the oversight of their vast portfolios. The talk explores these issues, paying particular attention to the management of Anglo-River Plate investments by Ashurst, Morris, Crisp (today’s Ashurst), solicitors to the Morrisons, and to the development of the Central Argentine Railway.”

This lecture, by Dr Charles Jones, Emeritus Reader in International Relations, University of Cambridge, explores Morrison’s investments in Argentina.

The lecture will be held as a hybrid event: both in-person and online via zoom. In-person and online tickets need to be booked separately.

The in-person venue is the Memorial Library at Giggleswick School. Capacity will be limited to ensure social distancing. If it is not possible to hold the event in person, all in-person attendees will be sent the link to the online event.

We are aware that there were some sound issues with the opening lecture in the Morrison series. We will take steps to remedy this before the autumn series.

Access requirements

Due to the historical nature of the building, the venue is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed via a flight of stairs up one story. There is a toilet on site, but it is also not accessible. The event will be livestreamed for anyone who is unable to access the venue.

We will be taking steps to dampen the echo which made our previous online lecture difficult to hear for some listeners.

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Cost: £5/£7


This event is part of Walter Morrison Festival