Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Twentieth Series

2017

Professor Peter Toyne CBE DL

Memories and Milestones

Image of Peter Toyne taken during his Roscoe LectureA unique Roscoe Lecture took place recently to mark the University’s 25th anniversary, with its first Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Toyne, CBE DL, being interviewed by Honorary Fellow and broadcaster Roger Phillips as part of the Roscoe Lecture Series.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to his lecture here

Sir Malcolm Thornton FRSA

Re-connecting with people

Sir Malcolm Thornton delivering his Roscoe LectureSir Malcolm Thornton FRSA delivered a Roscoe Lecture examining the gap between elected politicians, and other public office holders, and the public they are there to serve.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to his lecture here

Roger Phillips

The BBC and Local Radio - the People’s Voice?

Roger Phillips standing at a podium delivering his lecture

Roger Phillips, LJMU Honorary Fellow and BBC Radio Merseyside broadcaster presented a lecture entitled The BBC and Local Radio - the People’s Voice?

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to his lecture here

Ian Ayre

Football – Past, Present and Future

Ian Ayre standing at a podium delivering his Roscoe Lecture.Liverpool Football Club’s former CEO Ian Ayre delivered his Roscoe lecture on ‘Football – Past, Present and Future'  drawing on his legacy and life at the world-leading club.

The Kirkdale-born, lifelong Liverpool fan covered a range of issues from the power of sports agents to the economic and cultural impact of football, to an audience at the city’s St George’s Hall.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to his lecture here

Jeremy Paxman

How the First World War changed everything

Jeremy Paxman delivering his Roscoe LectureJournalist, author and TV presenter Jeremy Paxman, delivered his Roscoe Lecture, using research, humour and political insight to explore ‘How the First World War changed everything’.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to his lecture here 

John Everard

North Korea from the inside

John Everard delivering his Roscoe LectureCycling to deliver his address from London to Liverpool entirely by push-bike, the three-time British Ambassador made his address to a packed St George’s Hall in Liverpool, covering a range of topics including the threats posed by the regime in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to his lecture here 

Sir Vince Cable

Brexit, Industrial Strategy and the North

Sir Vince Cable delivering his Roscoe LectureIn his Roscoe Lecture Sir Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, warned that “Brexit must not be allowed to become an all-embracing obsession which gets in the way of a proper industrial strategy.”

You can read more about his lecture here and listen to his lecture here