IUA Circular 081/18

Insurance Artefacts: A Dedicated Museum for the City

With Reg Brown LLB FCII, Chartered Insurance Practitioner
And Dr Adrian Leonard PhD, Associate Director of the Centre for Financial History, University of Cambridge

Event Date: Tuesday 11 December 2018
Time: 12noon to 1pm
Venue: ACORD Conference Centre, 8th Floor, 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3
Subject: This market briefing will highlight the importance of publicly displaying insurance artefacts for the education and enjoyment of all.

This is a free event, but names and email addresses of all attendees are required for registration.
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Contact: Deborah Finch, IUA Events Manager
What do pet dog collars, pencils and lawnmowers all have in common?  Believe it or not, they all have dedicated museums, featuring lawnmowers from Brian May and Alan Titchmarsh at the British Lawnmower museum in Merseyside and in Kent, at Leeds Castle, there are five centuries of canine neckwear on display.People have a fascination with objects from yesteryear which are a vital link to our past.  

As tourism in the City of London and Square Mile increases, the contrasting architecture is growing in attraction, with many unaware of the history of insurance - covering ships and cargo to singers and concerts – conducted behind the doors of iconic offices. A dedicated museum for public interest to promote the heritage of this business allows us to enjoy history and culture – however obscure. With dedicated museums to insurance already open in Europe (Madrid, Munich and Krakow), investigations are underway to explore the addition of London to the list.

At this market briefing, Reg Brown, former President of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Dr Adrian Leonard, Associate Director of the Centre for Financial History at the University of Cambridge, will highlight the importance of publically displaying insurance artefacts for the education and enjoyment of all. The origins of insurance - from the City coffee houses to the formation of Institutes - will be explored and there will be examples of artefacts on display.

Our Speakers:
Reg Brown is a Bachelor of Laws, obtaining his Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1964 and becoming a fellow in 1967.  With a career spanning 50 years commencing at the Reliance Fire and Accident Insurance Corporation in 1959, Reg has worked at Pool Reinsurance Ltd and became a Director of Octavian Syndicate Management Ltd as well as Managing Director at its successor Markel Syndicate Management Ltd. He is a former Chairman of Lloyd’s Underwriter’s Non-Marine Association Ltd and was a member of Lloyd’s Regulatory Board in 1999 and 2000. He has also been President of Insurance Institute of London (1994/95) and Chairman of the Chartered Insurance Institute Examiner’s Committee (1995-1998).  In addition to this he was elected President of the CII for year to September 2000. He is a retired Trustee of Brokerage CityLink and currently Chairman of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Heritage Working Group.

Dr Adrian Leonard is Associate Director of the University of Cambridge's Centre for Financial History. An active economic historian, his main area of research is marine insurance in Britain, the British Empire, and around the world from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. Current projects include a history of commercial insurance in London in the twentieth century. Dr Leonard is also editor of the volume Marine Insurance, Origins and Institutions, and of The Caribbean and Atlantic World Economy, both published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. In his non-academic career he has advised companies from Amlin to Zurich Re, was News Editor of Insurance Day, and Press Officer at the International Underwriting Association.

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