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Lectures

  • 1 Feb 2010

    Seventh HEPI Annual Lecture

    by Richard Levin

    “The rise of Asia’s universities” was the title of HEPI’s Seventh Annual Lecture, given at the Royal Society in London by Richard C. Levin, the President of Yale University, who reflected on the ambitions of Asian nations to create new and world-class universities, and the implications of this expansion.

  • 25 Jan 2010

    City University Higher Education Futures lecture

    by Bahram Bekhradnia

    “Higher education policy making: hope, prejudice and wishful thinking” – a lecture given by HEPI’s Director, Bahram Bekhradnia, as part of the Higher Education Futures lecture series at City University, London. (The lecture text should be read in conjunction with the PowerPoint slides.)

  • 11 Nov 2008

    Sixth HEPI Annual Lecture

    by Lord Giddens

    Lord Giddens, life peer and a former Director of the London School of Economics, gave HEPI’s sixth Annual Lecture at the Royal Institution on 11th November 2008. His title was “Reflections on the future of universities”.

  • 15 Jan 2008

    Fifth HEPI Annual Lecture

    by Professor Yves Mény

    “Higher Education in Europe: national systems, European programmes, global issues. Can they be reconciled?” was the title of HEPI’s fifth annual lecture, delivered at the Royal Society in London on 15 January 2008 by Professor Yves Mény, President of the European University Institute in Italy. Download the transcript or listen to…

  • 18 May 2006

    Fourth HEPI Annual Lecture

    by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan

    The Fourth HEPI Annual Lecture was delivered by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan on 18 May 2006, at the Royal Geographical Society in London. He spoke of “Mono and Multi Culture: the role of universities in learning from each other in today’s world”. Download the transcript or listen…

  • 24 Nov 2005

    Third HEPI Annual Lecture

    by Lord Broers

    Two hundred years after the great nineteenth century expansion of higher education, is the current university structure still appropriate? Should there be a radical review of the nature and purpose of our universities? Lord Broers sets out his vision of University Courses For Tomorrow. The BBC kindly agreed to record…

  • 16 Sep 2004

    Valedictory address by Sir Martin Harris

    by Sir Martin Harris

    Sir Martin Harris, on the occasion of his retirement as Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester, gave this farewell lecture.

  • 25 Mar 2004

    Second HEPI Annual Lecture

    by Professor Robert Reich

    Professor Reich’s lecture was entitled “The destruction of public higher education in America, and how the UK can avoid the same fate”.

  • 18 Feb 2003

    HEPI Inaugural Lecture

    by Lord Dearing

    Lord Dearing’s lecture, the first of HEPI’s Annual Lectures, looked back on the past few years of higher education in the UK.