- DURATION 60 mins
Andrew Carnegie came from a slum in Dunfermline, Scotland, made his fortune in America as a ruthless steel magnate, then at the start of the 20th century gave it all away by setting up philanthropic foundations all over the world. In his day he was worth more than Bill Gates and earnt so much interest on his wealth that he couldn’t give it away fast enough. This talk explains his rise, his motivations and his unique personal story, in the context of the dramatic industrialisation of America.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Jeremy
Jeremy is a highly experienced speaker, giving talks to U3A, WI, and Probus groups, as well as conferences such as the National Women's Register and various history and literary societies. He is semi-retired, following a career that included a national role in Higher Education, in which he spoke at numerous national and international events.
He went from a grammar school to Oxford, where he won a scholarship and took a Double First in English Literature. He was subsequently a trustee of the Carnegie UK Trust for many years.
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