Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
LJMU Fellow John Bishop is one of the UK’s biggest names in comedy. John presented ‘Is Laughter the Best Medicine?’ exploring the idea that laughter is good for us.
Andrew Cayley CMG QC FRSA
Prosecuting Genocide: the crime of crimes
Director of Service Prosecutions and former United Nations International Prosecutor Andrew Cayley CMG QC FRSA made a ‘call to arms’ as he addressed the audience as the latest guest speaker at the LJMU Roscoe lecture series.
Listen to his lecture - WARNING: This audio contains disturbing content that may be upsetting to some listeners.
What do you think about when you think of nothing?
Lauren Child, born and raised in Wiltshire, has achieved success and recognition as a writer and illustrator. The Children's Laureate delivers her Roscoe lecture ‘What do you think about when you think of nothing?’
Rt. Hon Dame Heather Carol Hallett DBE
Rt. Hon Dame Heather Carol Hallett DBE, is a Court of Appeal Judge. Dame Heather Hallett delivered a thought provoking lecture entitled ‘Why Appeal’ at St George’s Hall.
Christopher Le Brun PRA
The Artist as Public Figure - how artists contribute to decision making in art in the 21st century
Christopher Le Brun is a painter, sculptor and printmaker. He was elected President of the Royal Academy in December 2011. He is the 26th President since Sir Joshua Reynolds and the youngest to be elected since Lord Leighton in 1878. He delivered his Roscoe Lecture on 27 February 2019.
Rt.Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
The #MeToo wake-up call
As Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom represents Government in Parliament and Parliament in Government. She is the Cabinet minister responsible for overseeing the progress of Government legislation, as well as leading on and shaping the major projects of Parliament.
Following the #MeToo scandal she secured cross-party consensus to establish an Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme, and continues to push for further reforms so that everyone in Westminster can be treated with dignity and respect.
Rt. Hon. Baroness Estelle Morris
Politics and Education; an uneasy couple?
Baroness of Yardley Estelle Morris discussed the relationship between education and politics as the latest guest speaker in the LJMU Roscoe lecture series.
The Writer's Friend: A Roscoe Lecture 'In Conversation with Nicola Schindler'
Manchester-born Nicola Shindler, an award-winning British television producer and executive, delivered an insightful and inspiring Roscoe Lecture ‘In Conversation’ at St George’s Hall.