Upcoming lectures in this series will be announced on the first page.
A selection of past Lectures
The Rule of Law in a Post Pandemic Society
The Rt Hon Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd
Lord Thomas was appointed as the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales in 2013 and retired in October 2017. He was called to the Bar in 1969 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1984. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1984, a Recorder in 1987 and a High Court judge in 1996. His other senior…
Reimagining the Role of the State: a mission-oriented approach for sustainable and inclusive growth
Professor Mariana Mazzucato
Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she is Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). She received her BA from Tufts University and her MA and PhD in Economics from the…
Re-energising Britain's security capabilities
The Rt Hon. Tobias Ellwood MP
Tobias was elected as Member of Parliament for Bournemouth East in May 2005, and subsequently re-elected in 2010, 2015, 2017 and most recently in December 2019. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with special responsibility for the Middle East and…
Book culture in the Arab world: an illustrated herbal of the 13th century
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Oxford Bibliographical Society This lecture will examine a wonderfully illustrated herbal produced in Syria h. 642 (a.d. 1245). Representative of book production among intellectual circles of the Medieval Arab world, it sheds light on artistic collaboration…
From Aid to Empowerment: IsDB Making the Market Work for Development
HE Dr Bandar al Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
On 13 November HE Dr Bandar al Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), gave a lecture at the Centre on ‘From Aid to Empowerment: IsDB Making the Market Work for Development’.