BAC Wadsworth Prize
The BAC Wadsworth Prize is awarded by the Business Archives Council for a book judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the study of British business history. It is awarded annually and selection is based on books published during the previous year.
The winner of the 2015 BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History is John Turner for ‘Banking in Crisis. The Rise and Fall of British Banking Stability, 1800 to the Present’ published by Cambridge University Press. The prize was awarded at a reception held on 10th November in London at the Gresham Street offices of Lloyds Banking Group. John Turner, Professor of Finance and Financial History at Queen’s University, Belfast was unable to attend in person and so Edwin Green, BAC Vice-President, presented the award to Michael Watson, Executive Publisher, History and Area Studies at Cambridge University Press.
The judging panel for the prize was formed of last year’s winner Professor Richard Roberts, historian Dr Judith Rowbotham, and Clem Brohier, Chief Operating Office at The National Archives.