Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Nineteenth Series

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

Roscoe lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Mark Carney

The Spectre of Monetarism

Mark Carney giving his Roscoe LectureGovernor 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.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to the audio file here


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.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to the audio file here

PJ Cole

Transforming Lives, Harnessing Talent - Africa's Great Future

Image of P J Cole giving his Roscoe LectureInternational 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.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to the audio file here

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)

Sir John Murphy Delivering his Roscoe LectureIn 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.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to the audio file here

John Studzinski CBE

Making Money do Good Things

John Studzinski Delivering his Roscoe Lecture

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.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to the audio file here

The Rt Hon John Bercow MP

Order! Order!

John Bercow giving his Roscoe LectureThe Speakership, Parliament and reform were the main subjects of the insightful lecture delivered by the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, at the Philharmonic Hall.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to the audio file here

Professor Monica Grady CBE

Are we alone?

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University (OU) delivered a fascinating lecture on the cosmos and the universe at St Georges Hall. 

You can read more about her lecture here and listen to the audio file here

Andy Burnham MP

What Kind of Country do I want Britain to be? 

Image of Andy Burnham giving his Roscoe LectureThe Shadow Home Secretary used his speech on the EU referendum to ‘take on the Leave campaign on their own ground’ and make the patriotic case for Britain’s continued membership.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to the audio file here

Dr Susan Cohen

A Life of action: Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946), Liverpool's unsung heroine

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityDr 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.

You can read more about her lecture here and listen to the audio file here