Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Fourteenth SeriesĀ 

2011

Roscoe Lecture Series

Fourteenth Series - 2011

Through our Roscoe Lecture series, Liverpool John Moores University is committed to tackling the issues of our time head on through public debate. In the 14th series of the lectures, we hosted talks on a wide range of diverse topics including Leadership, Philanthropy, the purpose of modern universities and the balance between Human Rights and Security.

Find out more about the debates below.

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Johnny Ball

Past Imperfect Future Fantastic

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityJohnny Ball is a British television personality who helped to popularise mathematics.

"Everything we are doing is getting better and improving. The speed of new technology is fabulous."

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Jon Cruddas MP

To Commemorate the Centenary of the Death of Robert Tressell

John Cruddas became a Labour Memeber of Parliament in 2001.  In 2012, he was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet and is credited with coining the phrase'Blue Labour' to describe his political ideas.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Shami Chakrabarti

The Balance Between Human Rights and Security

Shami Chakrabrti became the Director of the British civil liberties advocacy organisation: Liberty in 2003. She is also Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University.

"Human rights and security are completely interconnected. Why? Well firstly because security has got to be a fundamental human right."

You can download and listen to her lecture here

Lord Digby Jones

Fixing Britain the Business of Reshaping our Nation

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityLord Digby Jones is a businessman and politician and Director General of the CBI. He served as Minister of State for Trade and Investment from 2007 to 2008, later working as a business ambassador for UK Trade & Investment.

"Anyone with a foreign language under the belt, whether at GCSE, A level or as a graduate, will have an immediate advantage in the job market because they can deliver their company an edge in the world market."

Professor Michael Brown CBE DL

What are Modern Universities Really For?

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityProfessor Michael Brown served as the second Vice-Chancellor at Liverpool John Moores University from 2001 to 2011. He is a physicist and played a major role in the growth of Liverpool John Moores University. He launched the World of Work initiative and is Chairman of the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres Trust.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Cancer, Compassion and Care

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityBaroness Ilora Finlay is a doctor and Professor of Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University. She was President and the Royal Society for Medicine and also a consultant of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Baroness Finaly is an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords.

You can download and listen to her lecture here

Philip Green CBE

Leadership, Philanthropy and Business

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityPhilip Green was appointed the Chief Executive of United Utilities in 2006 and his tenure lasted until 2011. He restructured the company's management, improving the organistation and performance of the business. He has also been involved in several other companies such as Reuters Group and Sentebale, a charity set up by HRH Prince Harry to help disadvantaged young people in Lesotho.

You can download and listen to his lecture here