Your chance to hear expert speakers from all walks of life debating, informing and extending their passion for their subject. Our public lectures cover subjects as diverse as health, the arts, faith and education. Speakers range from leading academics, to public figures and entertainers.
Did you know that there are 40 million modern slaves in the world today?
Dame Sara Thornton is the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner with a UK-wide remit to encourage good practice in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of slavery and human trafficking offences and the identification of victims. Prior to holding this public appointment she was a chief constable for 12 years leading Thames Valley Police and then the National Police Chiefs’ Council.
Why investment in culture pays
Darren Henley OBE is Chief Executive of the Arts Council England. He has led two independent reviews into music and cultural education which resulted in England’s first National Plan for Music Education, new networks of Music Education Hubs, Cultural Education Partnerships and Heritage Schools, the Museums and Schools programme, the BFI Film Academy and the National Youth Dance Company.
General election hustings – meet the candidates 2019
Hosted by the University’s Politics and International Relations programme and in partnership with the Canterbury and District Inter-Faith Action (CANDIFA) and The Canterbury Society, the prospective parliamentary candidates from the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and an independent candidate attended Meet the Candidates for the 2019 General Election and made their case to the audience as to why they should be elected as Canterbury’s Member of Parliament.
Delighted, Divided or Despairing? - Professor Sir John Curtice
Professor Sir John Curtice: ‘Delighted, Divided or Despairing? Voters’ Reactions to the Brexit Process
Brexit and Climate Change - Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge
What difference will leaving the European Union make to the UK’s achievement of greenhouse gas emissions reduction and to addressing the risks posed to the UK by the changing climate?
The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby – Reimagining Britain: Foundations for Hope
The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, sets out to identify the values that can help us to reimagine, and to enact, a more hopeful future for our country.
Very useful and super informative
Very useful and super informative.