Let’s Talk Academia with Professor Meredith Crowley
The first session of the series of online conversations titled ‘Let’s Talk Academia’ was hosted back in April 2020. Since then, Professor Tim Whitmarsh, Dr Martin Worthington, Dr Joana Meier, Dr Helen McCarthy, Professor Eric Miska, Professor Richard Samworth and many more have hosted well-attended and engaging talks for Johnians.
Following the success of these conversations, we’re delighted to continue to host virtual talks with St John’s academics as part of our programme of events for alumni. Grab a drink and join Professor Meredith Crowley to learn more about her area of expertise and research!
The economics of a post-Brexit UK
Exploring what we can learn about major changes in global trade from studying Brexit
In this talk Professor Meredith Crowley will provide an overview of what has happened in the recent past in global trade, as well as the role of the US Dollar and the British Pound Sterling in UK trade.
Following the overview, Professor Crowley will discuss what we can learn about the use of currency in global trade from studying the specific example of the United Kingdom and will analyse the export transactions of British firms around the time of the Brexit referendum.
This analysis will provide an insight into the functioning and evolution of the International Price System, and will be followed by a Q&A session.
Find a quiet, private space
It’s important to find a quiet space to listen to the talk in order not to be disruptive to others while your microphone is on.
Always mute your microphone if you’re not speaking
This ensures you enter the talk quietly and that any background noises that could be distracting to the speaker and other participants are now inaudible. To ‘mute’ yourself, click the ‘Mute’ button (a microphone symbol). A red slash will appear over the microphone icon indicating that your audio is now off.
Raise your hand
During the Q&A session, click on the icon labelled ‘Participants’ at the bottom centre of your PC or Mac screen. At the bottom of the window on the right side of the screen, click the button labelled ‘Raise Hand’. Your digital hand is now raised, and the moderator will tell you when it’s your turn to ask your question.