Kleptoscope

Wednesday 23 January, 2019 7:00 pm

Kleptoscope 11: Ending Healthcare Corruption

Hosted as usual by investigative journalist Oliver Bullough, the first kleptoscope of 2019 looks at one of the most successful hands-on anti-corruption interventions in history, what obstacles it faced, and whether it could be a blueprint for cleaning up corrupt administrations in other countries.


Monday 10th September 2018, 7:00PM

Kleptoscope 10: Welcome to Moneyland!

For Kleptoscope 10 we dive into the secret country of the super-rich, exploring its history, customs, and effect on the rest of us.


Wednesday 18th April 2018, 7:00 PM

Kleptoscope 9: Is Britain Doing Enough to Fight Corruption?

In Kleptoscope 9 journalist Oliver Bullough and his panel explore what the government is doing to tackle financial corruption in London’s financial centre


Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7:00 PM

Kleptoscope #4: Nigeria, London and the Dirty Cash Trail

Kleptoscope returns with an evening focussed on Nigeria, a country criticised by former Prime Minister David Cameron as “fantastically corrupt”. Chaired by investigative journalist Oliver Bullough, a panel of experts will address the roots of Nigerian corruption, ask why so much of the stolen money ends up in London, and discuss why more isn’t being done to give it back.


Wednesday 4 January 2017, 7:00 PM

Kleptoscope #3: Britain’s Offshore Islands

After two successful Kleptoscope talks discussing the former Soviet Union and the Middle East, we come closer to home, with an exploration of Britain’s offshore tax havens. The Channel Islands, and the various overseas territories in the Caribbean and elsewhere pay host to huge capital flows, as well as untold thousands of shell companies, but are they are bad as they are painted?


November 26, 2016

Kleptoscope Two: The Alchemy of Making Money from Sand

The second evening in the Kleptoscope series explored the illicit wealth originating from the Middle East that flows through the capital’s economy.


Wednesday 23 November 2016, 7:00 PM

Kleptoscope #2: London’s Dirty Money

We are delighted to present the second talk in our series of events investigating corruption and dirty money in London: interrogating its origins, its launderers and how it gets spent. Hosted by investigative journalist Oliver Bullough, Kleptoscope unites journalists, campaigners, academics and others to discuss the latest research into the UK’s role as an enabler of global kleptocracy.


September 15, 2016

Kleptoscope: London’s Dirty Money

“Three quarters of money looted in Russia comes to the UK.” The audience sat in stunned silence. Roman Borisovich continued, “there is an army of UK bankers, accountants, lawyers, trustees, and other professionals assisting Russian corruption.”