Credit where due


Event Type: Conference

Date: 4th September – 5th September 2012

Conference Programme »


Credit Where Due will bring together graduates, academics, and others from a variety of disciplines to explore the development of credit assessment and lending decision-making (both commercial and sovereign). It will consider why, with so much experience, people still manage so frequently, and sometimes catastrophically, to get credit assessment badly wrong. Credit Where Due will cover five hundred years, from the Commercial Revolution of the 16th century, through to the Financial Revolution of the 17th century, the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of the 19th century, the turbulent 20th century, and ending in the renewed economic crisis of the 21st century. In this modern era, credit assessment remains fundamentally important, and even more challenging.

Keynote speakers include:

The conference organisers invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes in length. Submissions are welcome on subjects related to the general theme of credit, but may benefit from connecting with one or more of the following sub-themes.

We also invite applications for panels of three to five persons on subjects related to the general theme of credit.
This conference has been graciously funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Organisers: Sophie McGeevor, Simon T Abernethy, and Adrian Leonard (University of Cambridge).

Event location:
Newnham College,
Sidgwick Avenue,
CB3 9DF.


Call for Papers details


Call for papers deadline: 30 June 2012

Please send an abstract of 350 to 500 words to both and
Please make the subject line of the email ‘Credit where due abstract’.


Registration details


Registration for this conference is now open. Registration forms can be downloaded here »

Registration forms may be returned by post, to the below address, or by email to

Registration will be subject to a 10 pounds sterling fee, payable by cheque.

Cheques must be made payable to ‘Newnham College’ and should be sent to:

Sophie McGeevo,
Downing College
Regent Street

Payment must be received by the 27th August 2012.

Limited travel and accommodation subsidies will be made available on enquiry.

To apply for a subsidy, kindly email Sophie McGeevor at

Please make the subject line of the email ‘Credit where due subsidy’.


Accommodation and Dining


A limited number of rooms have been reserved at Newnham College for those attending the conference on the nights of the 3rd and 4th. If you require a room on either or both nights please let us know. If you wish to arrange your own accommodation, there is a range of places to stay within Cambridge catering to a wide variety of budgets. For more information, the trip advisor website is a good place to begin. It can be accessed here:

A Conference dinner will be provided for attendees on the night of 4th September. Lunch, as well as Coffee and tea breaks, will also be provided on both days. These are all included in the registration fee.


Contact details


The contact for this conference is Sophie McGeevor,

Please make the subject line of emails querying aspects of the conference not relating to subsides ‘Credit where due query’.