Corrections and clarifications

Corrections and clarifications column editor

• An essay in part 1 of our two-part special supplement on the 1930s (After the Crash, 4 March, page 7) referred to “the Treasury mandarin Sir Warren Hastings”. We meant Sir Warren Fisher, who was head of the civil service and permanent secretary to the Treasury.

• Nigeria’s largest city is Lagos, but the country’s capital is Abuja. We conflated the two in an interview with the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (4 March, page 16, Weekend) when we said, in reference to her home in Lagos, that “she has a house in the capital, the largest city in Africa”.

• A politics sketch (25 February, page 5) referred to an event at “the Institute of Electrical Engineers”. It was at the London home of the Institution of Engineering and Technology; the IET was formed in 2006, when the Institution of Electrical Engineers and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers merged.