Roscoe Lecture Series

Seventeenth Series


Roscoe Lecture Series 

Seventeenth Series - 2014

As part of the 17th Roscoe Lecture series, we hosted a number of prestigious speakers exploring topics as diverse as heroism, the role of the UN, mental health and urban Britain.

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

Regeneration and Renewal: A Strategy for Urban Britain

As Minister of State for Cabinet Office, Clark's responsibilities include cities policy, local growth and political and constitutional reform. During his lecture he called on Liverpool and England's other great northern cities to reclaim their place at the heart of the British economy.

Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins

Talking Mental Health

Sheila Hollins has been President of both the Royal College and Psychiatrists and the British Medical Association, and was appointed an independent member of the House of Lords in 2010 where she speaks on mental health and disability issues. 

You can download and listen to her lecture here

His Excellency Diego Gomez Pickering

Meet the Ambassador

Roscoe lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityMexico is now showing that it is possible for political parties from across the political spectrum to work together to transform their country and the prospects of current and future generations, says the Ambassador of Mexico, His Excellency Diego Gómez Pickering.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Vasily Petrenko

In Conversation with Classic FM's Darren Henley

Vasily Petrenko is a Russian conductor who has been Principle Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006.  Petrenko entertained the audience with stories of his childhood and the importance of music and education in his upbringing.

Rt Hon Charles Kennedy MP

The Case Against Scottish Independence

Charles Kennedy, a former leader of the Liberal Democrats, was the Member of Parliament for Ross, Skye and Lochabar at the time of giving his lecture. 

You can download and listen to his lecture here.

John Fleming

Henry Ford once said 'An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous'. How does that apply in the 21st century?

LJMU Honorary Fellow John Fleming is Ford Motor Company Vice-President (Global Manufacturing and Labour Affairs). He is responsible for new product introductions and managing expansion and labour negotiations in key markets around the world.

You can download and listen to his lecture here.

Baroness Valerie Amos

The role of the United Nations in a world riven by conflict, poverty and hunger.

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityValerie Amos is a long time campaigner and advocate on human rights, social justice and equality issues. She is a former Secretary of State for International Development in the British Commonwealth and was also President of the privy Council and Leader of the House of Lords. She was also previously the British High Commissioner to Australia.  

You can download and listen to her lecture here.

Bill Sergeant & Tony Wainwright

Two Stories of Heroism - Chavasse and the Liverpool Pals

Since retiring Bill has been heavily involved in developing memorials to Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC and Bar MC and most recently the Liverpool Pals memorial in Lime Street Station. Tony is Secretary of the Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund.

You can download and listen to their lecture here.

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Searching for Justice in an Unjust World

Helena Kennedy QC is one of the UK's most distinguished lawyers. She has championed law reform for women, especially relating to domestic violence and developed the defense of Battered Women's syndrome in the British courts.

You can download and listen to her lecture here.

Christopher Graham

The Role of the Information Commissioner

Christopher Graham became UK Information Commissioner in June 2009, with responsibility for overseeing the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act regimes.

You can download and listen to his lecture here