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  • Fifth HEPI Annual Lecture

    15 January 2008 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…

  • Fourth HEPI Annual Lecture

    18 May 2006 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…

  • Third HEPI Annual Lecture

    24 November 2005 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…

  • Valedictory address by Sir Martin Harris

    16 September 2004 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.

  • Second HEPI Annual Lecture

    25 March 2004 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”.

  • HEPI Inaugural Lecture

    18 February 2003 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.