Rory Stewart OBE
23 May

The 2023 Tacitus Lecture: Populism, Poverty and Hope in the 21st Century

The World Traders’ 36th Annual Tacitus Lecture, Populism, Poverty and Hope in the 21st Century, was given by Rory Stewart OBE, academic, diplomat, writer and former Member of Parliament on Wednesday, 17 May 2023.

Once again taking place at the historic Guildhall, Master Michael Shapiro introduced this year’s Lecture, thanking our sponsors, members and guests before handing over to the Lord Mayor, Nicholas Lyons, who shared his own insights on the evening’s theme.

You can watch the Tacitus Lecture in full below, including the introductions, Rory Stewart’s speech, our Q&A session, and final thank yous.

You can also see a selection of photos from the evening at the foot of the page.

36th Tacitus Lecture Sponsors

With special thanks to this year’s sponsors:

Silver Sponsor

London Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Bronze Sponsors

Alembic Strategy



36th Annual Tacitus Lecture Sponsors
Lala Cooper