Annual Lecture

Annual Lecture
About the Annual Lecture

The Annual Lecture is given each year by a senior figure on one aspect of the university-business relationship, followed by a question and answer with the invited audience. The lectures provide real insight and the event itself provides a major networking opportunity with leaders from universities, businesses and government in attendance.

The Annual Lecture has been held each year since 2010, as the CIHE Annual Lecture before 2013. Since 2011, the Lecture has also seen the award of the NCUB Fellowship.

While the Annual Lecture is invite only, you can re-live the events below with videos, photo galleries and captured social media discussion. 

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

2014 Annual Lecture:

Ruby McGregor-Smith

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

Watch / Watch ReactionsPhoto Gallery / Reactions / Social Media Discussion

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.

Watch / Watch Reactions / Photo Gallery

2012 Annual Lecture:

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

Watch / Photo Gallery  

2011 Annual Lecture:

Photo Credit: Liberal Democrats

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


2010 Annual Lecture:

Photo Credit: CBI

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.

Transcript (pdf)

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