Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Eleventh SeriesĀ 

2007/08

Roscoe Lecture Series

Eleventh Series - 2007/08

In the 11th series of the Roscoe lectures, we hosted lectures on a range of issues as they relate to the City of Liverpool. We also held a special Holocaust Memorial Day lecture where we heard from survivors of genocide in Nazi Germany, Rwanda and Burma.

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Paul Robeson Jnr

My Father's Role in Pioneering the Civil Rights Agenda in the US

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityPaul Robeson Jnr lived in Moscow for a time while growing up and upon returning to the Untied States attended both Rutgers and Cornell Universities. After graduating he became well known for his radical political views. He was an author, activist and historian.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Joe Riley

Does Liverpool Deserve to be Capital of Culture

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityJoe Riley is the Liverpool Echo's Arts Editor, with a career lasting several decades. Joe has had a fantastic overview of many momentous cultural moments in Liverpool, such as the opening of Tate Liverpool.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Peter Moloney

Liverpool: City of Friendship, Fellowship, Faith, Family and Football

Peter Moloney is a graduate of the Universities of Liverpool, London and Lancaster as well as the London College of Music and the College Preceptors. For 20 years, he lectured in Communication Studies at Liverpool Polytechnic, doubling up as a public orator and preaching what he practised as a journalist, broadcaster and speaker, winning the prestigious Benedictine After Dinner Speaker of the Year award.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Holocaust Memorial

Survivors: Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity - Nazi Germany, Rwanda, Burma

Trude Levi, Philomene Uwamaliya, Pascal Khoo Thwe

The three speakers at the Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture all survived persecution. Trude Levi survived Nazi persecution in Hungary during the Second World War. Philomene Uwamaliya survived the Rwanadan genocide. Pascal Khoo Thwe survived military dictatorship in Burma.

You can download and listen to Trude's talk here

You can donwload and listen to Philomene's talk here

You can download and listen to Pascal's talk here

Clive Tyldesley

Liverpool: City of Sport

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityClive Tyldesley became the main football commentator for ITV in 1998. He has also worked for Liverpool's Radio City. Prior to working for ITV he had been a commentator for the BBC's Premier League highlights show: Match of the Day.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Stephen Broadbent

Liverpool: City of Sculpture

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityStephen Broadbent is a well known British sculptor specialising in public artworks. He was educated at the Liverpool Bluecoat School. His largest work is Encounter, located alongside the M62 motorway near Warrington. Stephen was also commissioned to produce the Tree of Life sculptures for the Foundation for Citizenship's Good Citizenship Award.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Professor Ian Tracey

Liverpool: City of Music

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityProfessor Ian Tracey is one of Britain's best known and respected musicians. He is the Organist Titulaire at Liverpool Cathedral and Choirmaster of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Senator George Mitchell

The Challenges Facing Western Democracies in the 21st Century

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityGeorge Mitchell is an American politician, businessman and former United States Senator for Maine. He has also been a leading firgure in peace negotiations for both Northern Ireland and the Middle East.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Lord Heseltine Of Thenford

Lord Heseltine is a British businessman, Conservative politician and patron of the Tory Reform Group. He was a prominent figure in the Governments of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

George Davies

Vision: An Everyday Happening

George Davies is one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs. He built Next into a high street staple in the 1980's and in the 1990's developed the George range for ASDA. In 2001 he launched the extremely successful Per Una range for Marks and Spencer.

Rt Revd Dr John Sentamu

Liverpool: Where Religious Faith is Part of the Solution not the Problem

Rt Revd Dr John Sentamu, after studying law, became a Judge in the Ugandan High Court. In 1974 his criticism of the Amin regime due to its human rights violations led to his arrest and subsequent departure to the UK. After arriving in the UK he studied theology at Cambridge University and later became the Archbishop of York. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and President of the YMCA.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Peter Sissons

Liverpool: City of Media

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityPeter Sissons is a broadcast journalist. He presented both the BBC Nine O'Clock News and BBC News at Ten between 1993 and 2003. He has also presented BBC's Question Time programme. He retired from the BBC in 2009.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Professor Lord Rees Of Ludlow

Liverpool: City that Looks Beyond Itself

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityProfessor the Lord Martin Rees, OM, KT, FRS, is a cosmologist and astrophysicist. He has been Astronomer Royal from 1995 and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2012. He was President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010 and has written many popular scientific books on science.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Loyd Grossman OBE

Liverpool: City of Arts and Culture

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityLoyd Grossman is most well known for being a television presenter. He is widely involved with museums in Britain, being the Chairman of national Museums Liverpool, the Churches Conservation Trust and Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. In 2000 he was appointed the head of the drive to improve the quality of NHS food.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Dr Brian Jacques

Liverpool: City of Literature

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityDr Brian Jacques was a writer and broadcaster with BBC Radio Merseyside, and well known author for his Redwall book series. In 2008 he was awarded an Honourary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to children's literature.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Roger McGough CBE

In Conversation With...

Roger McGough is a performance poet and has presented the BBC Radio 4 programme Poetry Please. He was part of a trio of poets that published the popular anothology The Mersey Sound, alongside Brian Patten and Adrian Henri. He is an Honourary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University.

You can download and listen to his lecture here