Roscoe Lecture Series
Nineteenth Series - 2016
Distinguished speakers for the 19th Roscoe lecture series will tackle a diverse range of topics surrounding the society we live in, issues of health that affect us all and scientific advances in specialist fields.
You can read more about the lectures we will be hosting including dates and times and how to register by visiting our Upcoming lectures page
The Spectre of Monetarism
Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, delivered the final Roscoe Lecture of 2016 at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool to an audience of over 1,000 people. During his lecture Mr Carney made a startling appraisal of how globalisation is failing great swathes of society.
Dr Andrew Zsigmond
The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and its Aftermath
Honorary Hungarian Consul Dr Andrew Zsigmond, was a third year medical student in Hungary when the popular uprising started on 23 October 1956. During his Roscoe Lecture, Dr Zsigmond demonstrated his laudable approach to life – where challenges are to be overcome, no matter how dangerous, and opportunities embraced, however serendipitous they might be.
Transforming Lives, Harnessing Talent - Africa's Great Future
International visionary PJ Cole, delivered his Roscoe Lecture using his platform to set out the role the African continent will play in driving global prosperity, as well as reflect on his life and work in Sierra Leone.
Sir Jon Murphy QPM
Leading a Force for Good, through Stormy Waters - A Reflection on a 40 year Career in Policing (With Time off for Good Behaviour)
In 1975, Sir Jon Murphy QPM joined the police force as a cadet. Last night, on the eve of his retirement as Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, Sir Jon Murphy delivered the 141st Roscoe Lecture, recounting his four-decade-long policing career.
John Studzinski CBE
Making Money do Good Things
Vice-Chairman and Senior Managing Director of Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms, John Studzinski, gave an inspirational lecture detailing how business and charity can mix, at the Philharmonic Hall.
The Rt Hon John Bercow MP
Andy Burnham MP
What Kind of Country do I want Britain to be?
Dr Susan Cohen
A Life of action: Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946), Liverpool's unsung heroine
Dr Susan Cohen's Roscoe Lecture gave an insight into the achievements of an extraordinary Liverpool citizen who, born into a life of wealth and privilege, used her influence and position in society to campaign for social justice and dedicated her entire life to the service of others.