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We have running a guest lecture series since 2014 and have hosted a wide range of speakers from policy-makers and politicians to prominent business figures.

Below is a list of guests who have been invited to speak as part of our lecture series;

Date Speaker  

February
2018

Sumit Dey-Chowdhury Senior Economist

January
2018

Vinay Gupta
'Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin'
Co-founder of Mattereum

January
2018

David Goodhart
'Anywheres and Somewheres: The New Tribes Shaping British Politics'
Journalist, author and think tanker

November
2017

Dr Mike Walker
'Why is Competition Policy Becoming so Difficult?'
Chief Economist, Competition Market Authority (CMA)

November
2017

Margaret Gilmore
'The Terrorist Hunters'
Writer, broadcaster and security analyst

May
2016

Ciaran Martin
'What would Machiavelli do about Cyber Security'
Director General Cyber Security GCHQ
April
2016
Melanie Dawes
'Place, partnership and power: local leadership and local growth'
Permanent Secretary for DCLG
March 2016 Jeremy Wright
'Making law and politics work together at the centre of government'
Attorney General for England and Wales
March 2016 Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze
'Connecting the dots: how development grows peace and stability'
President of The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
February 2016 Professor Franceso Giavazzi
'The Macroeconomic Effects of Fiscal Adjustment Plans: Disaggregating Taxes and Spending'
Full Professor of Economics at Universita Bocconi
January 2016 Sir Vince Cable
'Are we heading for a fresh economic crisis'
British politician who was the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills.
November 2015 Vicky Pryce
'Britain and the EU – the economic case for staying in.'
Greek-born British Economist, Business Consultant and author of 'Greekonomics'
October 2015 Sir Nicholas MacPherson
'The Global Economic & Financial Crisis: What we have learnt 7 years on'
Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury
February 2015 Minouche Shafik Deputy Governor, Markets & Banking at the Bank of England
February 2015 Professor David Soskice LSE Professor of Political Science and Economics
January 2015 Dr Kanayo Nwanze President of The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
December 2014 Jonathan Portes Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research
March 2014 Right Reverend James Jones Former Bishop of Liverpool
March 2014 Alexander Stevenson Co-founder of Rse Consulting, a public sector consultancy specialising in strategic services for local government
February 2014 Faisal Islam Award-winning English journalist and economics editor for Channel 4