Annual Lectures

Annual Lectures

Please note: titles given are those at the time of delivering the lecture, not currently.


2017 Annual Lecture

annual lecture 2017

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Chairman, Cancer Research UK, speaking on Creativity, Chaos and Cambridge - business university partnerships for a globally-competitive UK.


2016 Annual Lecture

annual lecture 2016

Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive, BT Group, speaking on global innovation and the role that UK universities play.


2014 Annual Lecture

Ruby McGregor-Smith

Ruby McGregor-Smith, CEO of Mitie, speaking on Women in Leadership: Breaking Down Barriers.

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2013 Annual Lecture

Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and author of the Witty report, speaking on Encouraging a British Invention Revolution.

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2012 Annual Lecture

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP speaking on Education and Business: you can't have one without the other.


2011 Annual Lecture

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Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury speaking on Innovation and collaboration to drive economic growth.


2010 Annual Lecture

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Sir Richard Lambert, Director General of the CBI, former editor of the Financial Times and author of the Lambert review speaking on The Impact of the Browne Review on university-business collaboration.

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