Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Sixteenth seriesĀ 

2013

Roscoe Lecture Series

Sixteenth Series - 2013

In the 16th Roscoe Lecture series, we hosted talks from a range of speakers including the Mayor of Liverpool, the founder of the Big Issue and one of Britain's greatest ever Paralympians. Find out more about the topics they brought into the spotlight by browsing through the links below.

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

John Bird MBE

The Necessity of Poverty

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityJohn Bird founded The Big Issue magazine that is aimed at helping the homeless by providing a means for them to work. in 1995, his work for the homeless was recognised when he received an MBE.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Professor Paul Farley

The Mersey Sound

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityPaul Farley is a Professor of Creative Writing at Lancaster University and a published poet. His most recent book, The Dark Film, was a Poetry Book Choice and was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2012.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Joe Anderson OBE

Mayors and their Cities: The challenges and opportunities

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityJoe Anderson is a Labour Party politician and the first directly elected mayor of Liverpool. Anderson talked about Liverpool as a city "hungry for success" and how the profile and reputation of the city has changed.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Vava Tampa

The Challenges Facing the Congo Today and the Historic Role of Liverpool and E D Morel

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityVava Tampa, a native of the Congo, is founder and CEO of Save the Congo, a non-political and not-for-profit campaigning agency working to ends the wars in Congo and Africa.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE of Eaglescliffe

Overcoming Disability and Adversity

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityTanni Grey-Thompson is one of Britain's greatest Paralympic athletes, Tanni now plays an active role in the administration of sport. She is Vice-President of the Women's Sports Foundation and a member of the Board of the London Marathon.

You can download and listen to her lecture here

Dianne Lees

1914:Why Remembering the Great War matters

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityDiane Lees is the current and first female Director of the Imperial War Museum (IWM). She has held this position since October 2008 and is leading the Museums' international programme and cultural festival for the First World War Centenary.

You can download and listen to her lecture here