Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Tenth SeriesĀ 

2006/07

Roscoe Lecture Series

Tenth Series - 2006/07

Liverpool John Moores University is committed to tackling issues head on through public debate. In the 10th year of our prestigious Roscoe Lecture series, we welcomed His Royal Highness, Prince Charles who spoke on the topic of "Our Duties as Guardians and Stewards".

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Cherie Booth CBE, QC

Human Rights and the Protection of the Citizen

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityCherie Booth CBE QC is a Barrister practising in England and Wales. She married Tony Blair who went on to become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Cherie is also a philanthropist and patron of Breast Cancer Care. She served as Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University and is now Chancellor Emeritus, and is a Patron of Jospice.

You can download and listen to her lecture here

Professor Mike Bode

Is Mankind's Future in Space?

Professor Mike Bode became Director of the Astrophysics Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University in 1992. He has also served as Vice-President and Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society and, in 2012 was elected as a Council Member to the European Astronomical Society.

"It's hard not to see the heavens as a kind of ceiling above the earth, but the Universe isn't 'just out there' - it's part of us and we are part of it."

Very Revd Nicholas Frayling

Liverpool: A Portrait from Life

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityThe Very Revd Nicholas Frayling was Rector of Liverpool Parish Church and was also Canon Precentor of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. He is noted for his work on reconciliation between both faith communities and nations.

"Work I have done in relation to Britain and Northern Ireland has led me to understand the need for us all to learn the lessons of history."

Trevor Phillips OBE

Understanding the Lessons of the Killing of Anthony Walker

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityTrevor Phillips is the former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. He has also been head of the Commission for Racial Equality. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has a broader remit, aimed at combating discrimination across a range of areas. Phillips was also a member to the London Assembly.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Professor John Barrow

Our Place in the Universe

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityProfessor John Barrow is a cosmologist, theoretical physicist and mathematician. He is also Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He combined this work with writing popular science and plays. In 2006 he won the Templeton Prize for his writings about the link between life and the universe.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Lord Goldsmith

How Law Holds Together a Civil Society

Lord Goldsmith is a Barrister and former Attorney General for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Following his resignation in June 2007, having been the longest serving Labour Attorney General, he became head of European litigation policy for the American law firm Debevoise & Plimpton.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Adam Hochschild

History of the Slave Trade

Adam Hothschild became known for his works such as Bury the Chains and To End All Wars. He is an author, journalist and lecturer working for the University of California, Berkley.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

President Kufuor Of Ghana

Human Rights and the Citizen

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityJohn Kufuor read for the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, he studied law at Exeter Collage, Oxford and was the second President of the fourth Republic of Ghana from 2001 to 2009. He was Chairman of the African Union from 2007 to 2008.

"As citizens of one world it is unsurprising that today many nations subscribe to international human rights instruments such as the convention of elimination of all forms of racial discrimination; convention against all forms of discrimination against                                         women; convention on the rights of he child..."

You can watch President Kufuor of Ghana's lecture here

Peter Sutherland

Citizenship, Globalisation, Free Trade and Fair Trade: The Role of Multinationals

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityPeter Sutherland KCMG, is an international businessman and the former Attorney General of Ireland. He is a non-executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs and previously a non-executive Chairman of BP. He has served in several business and political roles.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

George Alagiah OBE

Multiculturalism

George Alagiah was a patron of the Fair Trade Foundation from 2002 to 2009. He is well known as a BBC news presenter, winning numerous journalistic awards, including a BAFTA, as part of a team that covered the Kosovo conflict.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Charles, Prince of Wales

Our Duties as Guardians and Stewards

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityHRH The Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to Queen Elizabeth II. He founded the Prince's Trust in 1976 and is patron to many charitable and arts organsiations. The Prince of Wales has committed himself to numerous humanitarian and social causes.

"In company with others engaged in that struggle against slavery, both here and abroad, Roscoe was considered a fool by many to challenge the recieved wisdom of his day."

                                  You can watch HRH The Prince of Wales' lecture here

Esther Rantzen CBE

The Protection Society Needs to Provide to Prevent Vulnerable Children from Exploitation and Abuse

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityEsther Rantzen is a well known journalist and television presenter. She has worked for various charitable causes and founded the charity ChildLine.

You can download and listen to her lecture here