BEARR Trust Summer Lecture 2021

“The Londongrad Laundromat and its consequences”, with journalist and ‘Moneyland’ author, Oliver Bullough

We are delighted to announce that award-winning journalist and author of Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Moneyland’, Oliver Bullough, will givethis year’s Summer Lecture, “The Londongrad Laundromat and its consequences”.

The lecture will take place at 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 12 May via Zoom. Financial Times contributing editor John Lloyd will chair the event. 

This is sure to be a fascinating talk, in which, among other things, Oliver will describe how to steal $200 million and get away with it.


To register, please visit the Eventbrite page. Details for joining the Zoom will be sent out via Eventbrite nearer the time.


BEARR’s lectures are the organisation’s main fundraising events. We are therefore asking guests for a suggested donation of £10 per person, or £5 for full-time students and unwaged persons. This money will go towards BEARR’s 2021 Small Grants Scheme, funding civil society organisations supporting vulnerable groups living in social isolation in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Free tickets are also available for those unable to make a donation. Please ensure you either buy one donation ticket or one free ticket per person.

Gift Aid Donations

Please note, it is not possible to make a donation with Gift Aid on Eventbrite. If you are a UK taxpayer and eligible for Gift Aid, please consider registering for the lecture by purchasing a free ticket on Eventbrite, then making your donation separately via our Virgin Money Giving page.

About the Speaker

Oliver Bullough is a prize-winning journalist and author from Wales, who writes for The Guardian, the New York Times, GQ magazine and various other publications about financial crime, often with a former Soviet aspect. His most recent book was the Sunday Times Bestseller “Moneyland, why thieves and crooks now rule the world and how to take it back”.

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