Previous lectures and audio downloads

Audio downloads

The LJMU Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship is now offering free mp3 or 'podcast' downloads of its Roscoe Lecture series.

The links below when clicked should allow you to download a zipped mp3 file to your computer. Once downloaded, the file can be unzipped and transferred to you iPod, portable mp3 player or even burnt to a CD.

Seventeenth Series

Thursday 13th November 2014 | Two Stories of Heroism – Chavasse and the Liverpool PALS | download audio | download presentation

Thursday 16th October - Baroness Valerie Amos - The role of the United Nations in a world riven by conflict, poverty and hunger | download audio

Wednesday 1st October | John Fleming, Executive Vice President Europe, Ford Motor Company - “Henry Ford once said 'An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous' – How does that apply in the 21st Century?” | download audio | download presentation

Thursday 18 September | Ken Medlock | download audio

Thursday 12 June - The Rt Hon Charles Kennedy MP - The Case Against Scottish Independence | download audio

Tuesday 10 June - His Excellency Diego Gomez Pickering - Meet the Ambassadors | download audio

Wednesday 14 May 2014 - Mr Vasily Petrenko, Chief Conductor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - in conversation with Darren Henley, Managing Director of Classic FM | download audio | Stream video

Thursday 27 March 2014 - Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins - Talking about Mental Health | download audio | PowerPoint presentation

Sixteenth Series

Thursday 28 November 2013 - Ms Diane Lees, Director General, Imperial War Museum - 1914: Why Remembering the Great War Matters | download audio

Monday 11 November 2013 - Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE - Overcoming Disability and Adversity | download audio (please note: the beginning of this talk is missing due to a technical issue)

28 October 2013 - Vava Tampa, CEO, Save the Congo - The Challenges Facing the Congo Today, and the Historic Role of Liverpool & E D Morel | download audio

9 October 2013 - Mayors and their Cities – the Challenges and Opportunities - Joe Anderson OBE, Mayor of Liverpool | download audio

14 May 2013 - Paul Farley - The Mersey Sound | download audio

15 January 2013 - John Bird MBE - The Necessity of Poverty | download audio

Fifteenth Series

3 December 2012, Will Hutton - The World We're In | download audio

31 October 2012, Claire Tomalin - In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens | download audio

5 October 2012, Frank Cottrell Boyce - What I Learnt from the Olympics | download audio

25 April 2012, Dr Bill McGuire - Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis & Volcanoes | download audio |

2 April 2012, Dr Farah Faizal – The struggles for human rights and democracy in the Maldives and the price which one man has paid | download audio |

15 March 2012, Professor David Hilmers MD, former astronaut - 4 Times in Space, An Astronaut Returns to Earth to Grapple with its Challenges | download audio | Stream video of St Anselm's College talk|

13 February 2012, Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP - The Case for an Independent Scotland | download audioStream video |

Fourteenth Series

23 November 2011, Mr Philip Green, Former CEO United Utilities - Leadership, Philanthropy & Business | download audio |

20 October 2011, Baroness Ilora Finlay - Cancer, Compassion & Care | download audio | PowerPoint presentation |

16 May 2011, Professor Michael Brown CBE DL - What are Modern Universities Really For? | download audio

11 April 2011, Lord Digby Jones - Fixing Britain - The Business of Reshaping our Nation

22 March 2011, Shami Chakrabarti CBE - The Balance Between Human Rights and Security | download audio

4 March 2011, Jon Cruddas MP - John Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists | download audio |

17 January 2011, Jonny Ball - Past Imperfect – Future Fantastic | download audio |  

Thirteenth Series

29 November 2010, Lord Justice Sir Brian Leveson - Criminal Justice in the 21st Century | download audio |

1 November 2010, Major General, the Duke of Westminster - The Territorial Army and the Volunteer Ethos

22 September 2010, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown - The Changing Face of Africa | download audio |

9 April 2010, Baroness Greenfield - TV Brains v Cyberbrains: Which Generation Thinks Best Outside the Box? | download audio |

22 March 2010, Bernard Hogan Howe

15 February 2010, Sir Liam Donaldson

Twelfth Series

7 December 2009, General Sir Mike Jackson, former Head of the British Army - Challenge for the New Model Army | download audio |     

3 November 2009, Richard Stilgoe OBE, Musician & Songwriter - Music and citizenship | download audio |

27 October 2009, Professor the Lord Alton of Liverpool - Gladstone, son of Liverpool, scourge of tyrants | download audio |

6 May 2009, Mr Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

31 March 2009, Colin Parry, Founder, Warrington Peace Centre - Tyranny and terrorism, how it was defeated in Northern Ireland | download audio |

29 January 2009, Anne Applebaum, Author and Journalist - Hitler and Stalin: the 20th Century's cruellest tyrants? | download audio |   

Eleventh Series – European Capital of Culture Year

4 December 2008, Roger McGough, Poet - In conversation with... | download audio |

3 November 2008, Dr Brian Jacques, Author - Liverpool, city of literature | download audio |  

6 October 2008, Loyd Grossman, Chairman, National Museums Liverpool - Dealing with the heritage dilemma | download audio |

18 September 2008, Professor the Lord Rees of Ludlow - A cosmic perspective on 21st Century challenges | download audio |

19 June 2008, Peter Sissons, Broadcaster - Liverpool, city of media | download audio |  

9 June 2008, Rt Revd Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York - Liverpool: Where religious faith is part of the solution, not the problem | download audio |

15 May 2008, George Davies, Design Entrepreneur

29 April 2008, Lord Heseltine of Thenford - Liverpool - Reflections and changes | download audio |

24 April 2008, Senator George Mitchell, Architect of the Good Friday Agreement - The challenges facing Western democracies in the 21st Century | download audio | Transcript |

19 March 2008, Professor Ian Tracey, City Organist - Liverpool, city of music | download audio |  

18 February 2008, Stephen Broadbent, Sculptor - Liverpool, city of sculpture | download audio | Stream video

24 January 2008, Clive Tyldesley, Sports Commentator - Liverpool, city of sport | download audio |

14 January 2008, Pascal Khoo Thwe - Survivors: Holocaust, genocide and crimes against humanity - Nazi Germany, Rwanda, Burma | download audio | 

14 January 2008, Philomene Uwamaliya - Survivors: Holocaust, genocide and crimes against humanity - Nazi Germany, Rwanda, Burma | download audio

14 January 2008, Trude Levi - Survivors: Holocaust, genocide and crimes against humanity - Nazi Germany, Rwanda, Burma | download audio |

21 November 2007, Peter Moloney - Liverpool: City of friendship, fellowship, faith, family and football | download audio |

31 October 2007, Joe Riley - Does Liverpool deserve to be Capital of Culture? | download audio |

3 October 2007, Paul Robeson Jnr - My father and pioneering the civil rights agenda in the USA | download audio |  

Tenth Series

14 May 2007, Ms Esther Rantzen, Broadcaster & children's rights campaigner - The Protection Society needs to provide to prevent vulnerable children from exploitation and abuse | download audio |

23 April 2007, HRH Prince Charles - Honorary Fellowship conferment and Roscoe lecture | Stream video |

30 March 2007, Mr George Alagiah, Patron of Fairtrade, BBC News Presenter - Multiculturalism | download audio |

22 March 2007, Peter Sutherland, Chairman of BP - Citizenship, globalisation, free trade and fair trade - the role of the multi-nationals | download audio |

15 March 2007, President Kufuor of Ghana - Honorary Fellowship conferment and Roscoe lecture | Stream video

7 March 2007, Mr Adam Hochschild, University of California, author of "Bury the Chains" - The history of the Slave Trade | download audio |

28 February 2007, Lord Goldsmith, HM Attorney General - How the law holds together a civil society | download audio |

8 February 2007, Professor John Barrow, Cambridge University, Winner of The Templeton Prize 2006 - Our place in the universe | download audio |

17 January 2007, Mr Trevor Phillips, Chair Commission for Equality & Human Rights - Understanding the lessons of the killing of Anthony Walker | download audio |

14 November 2006, Very Revd Nicholas Frayling, former Rector of Liverpool

11 October 2006, Professor Mike Bode, Astrophysics Research Institute

18 September 2006, Ms Cherie Booth QC - Human rights and the protection of the citizen | download audio |  

Ninth Series

15 May 2006, Mr Lech Walesa, former President of Poland and Leader of the Solidarity Movement

15 March 2006, Gervase Phinn, Author & former School Inspector

1 February 2006, Lord Puttnam, President of UNICEF UK

9 January 2006, Professor Janet Hemingway, Director, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

5 December 2005, Revd Dr John Newton, Moderator of the Free Churches

14 November 2005, Rabbi Herschel Gluck, Chairman, Council of Muslims & Jews

2 November 2005, Mr David Bell, HMI Inspector of Schools

17 October 2005, Sheikh Dr Zaki Badawi, Head of the Muslim College

7 September 2005, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Ventures

Eighth Series

29 April 2005, Baroness Caroline Cox

25 April 2005, Ms Mary Cuneen, Director of Anti-Slavery International

3 February 2005, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, Lord Chancellor

18 January 2005, Lord David Steel

1 December 2004, Professor David Khalili, Patron of Islamic Art

1 November 2004, Judge Mark Hedley

Seventh Series

27 May 2004, His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Secular Ethics | Stream video |

15 March 2004, Baroness Lynda Chalker

25 February 2004, Sir Peter Middleton, Chairman of Barclays

13 January 2004, Rt Hon Charles Clarke, MP Secretary of State for Education & Skills

8 September 2003, Mr Gerard Houllier OBE, Manager LFC

Sixth Series

14 May 2003, Rt Revd James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool

11 April 2003, Sir Terry Leahy, Chief Executive of Tesco plc

28 January 2003, Charles Allen, Chief Executive of Granada Television

3 December 2002, Lord John Alderdice, Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly

1 October 2002, Yasmin Alibai Brown, writer for The Independent,

Fifth Series

9 July 2002, General the Lord Guthrie, recently retired Head of the Armed Forces

13 June 2002, Ken Dodd, Entertainer

13 May 2002, Archbishop Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster

27 March 2002, Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat, Nobel Peace PrizeWinner 1995

11 February 2002, Bryan Appleyard, Feature Writer, The Sunday Times

21 January 2002, Sir Patrick Moore, Astronomor

24 October 2001, Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Lord Chancellor’s Dept.

Fourth Series

6 September 2001, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, Secretary General of NATO

18 June 2001, Lord Hurd of Westwell, Former Foreign Secretary

2 April 2001, Greg Dyke, Director General of the BBC

20 March 2001, Rt Hon Donald McKinnon, Secretary General of the Commonwealth

29 January 2001, Lord Howe of Aberavon, Former Foreign Secretary

Third Series

6 June 2000, Magnus Magnusson, Broadcaster

10 May 2000, Simon Jenkins, former Editor of The Times

16 March 2000, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham

7 March 2000, Rabbi Julia Neuberger

23 February 2000, Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt Revd George Carey

4 February 2000, Lord Melvyn Bragg

Second Series

29 April 1999, Sara Parkin, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future

12 April 1999 Rt Hon Jack Straw MP

8 March 1999, Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

10 February 1999, Professor the Lord Alton of Liverpool

29 January 1999, Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe MP

24 November 1998, Mrs Mary McAleese, President of Ireland

20 October 1998, Lord Jenkins of Hillhead

First Series

22 April 1998, Dr Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi

3 April 1998, Rt Hon Frank Field MP

18 March 1998, Martyn Lewis, Broadcaster

13 February 1998, Baroness Williams of Crosby

29 January 1998, Martin Bell MP

12 November 1997, Inaugural Lecture – Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP



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