Ferguson Lecture Series
The Ferguson Lecture Series was launched in 2007 to encourage healthy debate and discussion on topical issues of the day. The Lectures are open to the public and are free of charge. So far, the series has featured a number of distinguished speakers, from Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge to, most recently, the Editor of the New Statesman Jason Cowley.
During our 150th Anniversary year, the lecture series will focus on the theme of Looking to the Future and will address global issues such as the finite planet, food security, moral and ethical issues, the UK after Brexit and prospects for the English language. We are finalising the list of speakers but so far we look forward to welcoming the following eminent historians and academics to discuss these issues:
27th February 2019
Tom Holland - How Did We Arrive Where We Are? A Brief Analysis of the Last 150 Years (not yet confirmed)
6th March 2019
Jonathan Bartley - How Sustainable Ways of Life Will Change the Way We Live'.
13th March 2019
Brendan Simms - UK post BREXIT
20th March 2019
Sam Wells - What will Influence our Moral Compass in a Secular Age?
25th April 2019
Speaker to be announced - Food security in a age of declining resources and rising populations - either Tim Sherwood (Cambridge/UKI NER) or Nigel Scollan (Queens, Belfast).
Early May 2019
Simon Horobin - The Future of English, Once a Powerful Tool in Communications, Diplomacy and Politics'.
Watch this space for date confirmations. Tickets will, as usual, be free of charge but we do ask you to reserve your seat in advance so that we are aware of numbers.