On the strength of the moral issues raised in his debut novel, Cyrus has been invited, inter alia, by The Marshall Society of Economics at Cambridge University and by the Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility at INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France to lecture undergraduate, graduate and MBA students on the state of ethics in banking and on possible solutions to the global financial crisis.


8 November 2018: Dulwich College, London
“Honour amongst bankers” a talk on how the culture within investment banks contributed to the 2007 financial crisis.

8 February 2017: Harrow School, London
“Preventing the next financial crisis – how Generation Hashtag can fix investment banks.”

28 November 2011: St Joseph’s Institution International High School, Singapore
“A beginner’s guide to the banking crisis” a talk to year 11 students interested in understanding what went wrong in the global banking system

29 March 2011: Mayfair Library Book Club, London
“Real life imitating art” … Author Cyrus Moore and financial journalist Deborah Hargreaves, Chair of High Pay Commission and former senior editor at The Guardian and Financial Times, debated the banking crisis.

Comments from some who attended:

‘A brilliant event, what a coup to get such good quality speakers’

‘Brownie points for Mayfair Library for such a good event’

‘A really interesting evening, I learnt so much’

2 February 2011: INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau Campus, France
Lecture on “Ethics in Banking”

14 January 2011: INSEAD Knowledge 
Interview with Craig Smith, Professor of Busines Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at INSEAD Business School: “Is it too late for ethical banking?”

14 January 2011: INSEAD Business School, Asia Campus, Singapore
Lecture on “The flaws in today’s investment banking industry”

13 September 2010: Sloane Club, London
Keynote speaker, “How to save our banking system”

7 July 2010: Gayton Library, Harrow
Reading from ‘City of Thieves’

20 April 2010: Forsters Solicitors, London
Keynote speaker, “What’s wrong with the City?”

28 January 2010: Wheatley Park School, Oxford
Interactive session with sixth form students on the issues raised by the banking crisis

1 December 2009: Marshall Society of Economics, Cambridge University
Lecture on “Ethics in Banking”

Book signings

29 March 2011: Mayfair Library Book Club, London

2 February 2011: INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau Campus, France

14 January 2011: INSEAD Business School, Asia Campus, Singapore

13 September 2010: Club L, Sloane Club, London

7 July 2010: Gayton Library, Harrow

20 April 2010: Forsters Solicitors, London

1 December 2009: Marshall Society of Economics, Cambridge University

12 November 2009: Heffers Book Store, Cambridge University

16 July 2009: Waterstones, Piccadilly, London

16 July 2009: Waterstones, Trafalgar Square, London

3 July 2009: W H Smith, Gatwick Airport, Kent

3 July 2009: W H Smith and Hughes & Hughes, City Airport, London




How to fix the banking sector, by Cyrus Moore, published on HuffPost on 31 July 2012