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OPEN LECTURE PROGRAMME AUTUMN 2012


WELCOME TO THE OPEN LECTURE AUTUMN BROCHURE The University has, for many years, provided a wide range of popular Open Lectures maintaining the University’s high profile at a local, national and international level. Our programme includes a variety of interesting speakers covering diverse subject matters. Open Lectures are free to all and no booking is required. Please note from Spring 2013, Open Lectures will be held predominantly in the newly refurbished Grimond Lecture Theatre 1. From time to time, Open Lecture details change after advertising material has been printed. We therefore strongly advise you to check the website for any last-minute changes: www.kent.ac.uk/openlectures. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Open Lectures are free and open to all, no booking required. For a comprehensive guide to public events at the University of Kent, please visit: www.kent.ac.uk/events


WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER / OPEN LECTURE

Leon McCarron

The cycling reporter: 14,000 miles on a bicycle from New York to Hong Kong Leon McCarron is an adventurer and expedition cameraman. He has shot documentary footage on five continents, with expedition experience in jungles, deserts, oceans and in sub-zero temperatures. In 2010 he cycled 14,500 miles solo and unsupported from New York to Hong Kong. In winter 2011 he began a 3,000 mile trek from Mongolia to Hong Kong on foot, shooting a TV show for National Geographic. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and writes regularly for many newspapers and magazines in the UK and abroad, most notably The Sunday Times and The Guardian.

No booking required Woolf College, Lecture Theatre, Canterbury campus / 6pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 3


WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER / OPEN LECTURE

Professor Paul Martin

Biotechnology and human enhancement: Prospects, promises and perils Paul Martin is Professor of the Sociology of Science and Technology, University of Sheffield, and was until 2011 Director of the Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham. Professor Martin has advised a number of national and international organisations, including the European Parliament, the UK Department of Trade and Industry and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Furthermore, he is a member of the editorial advisory Boards of Sociology of Health and Illness and New Genetics and Society. Professor Martin’s research focuses on the ethical, legal and social issues associated with emerging medical technologies, the commercialisation of biotechnology, and expectation dynamics in medial innovation. Aided by major grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Welcome Trust, his research has examined the development of gene therapy, genomics, pharmacogenetics, stem cells and regenerative medicine. No booking required Woolf College, Lecture Theatre, Canterbury campus / 6pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 4


WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER / OPEN LECTURE

Professor Michael Slater Dickens and Shakespeare

Michael Slater is Emeritus Professor of Victorian Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. He is a past President both of the International Dickens Fellowship and of the Dickens Society of America. He has published a number of books on Dickens and his circle including Dickens on America and the Americans (1979), Dickens and Women (1983), Douglas Jerrold 1812-1857 (2002), and an acclaimed biography Charles Dickens (2009). Between 1994 and 2000 he edited the four-volume Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens’ Journalism (vol.4 in collaboration with Professor John Drew). His most recent book The Great Charles Dickens Scandal has just been published. Professor Slater has lectured widely on Dickens and other Victorian authors in North America, Europe and the Far East.

No booking required Woolf College, Lecture Theatre, Canterbury campus / 6pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 5


WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER / KEITH TUCKER MEMORIAL LECTURE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE KENT LAW SOCIETY

Geoff Loane

The operational application of international humanitarian law Geoff Loane is Head of Mission for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in London. Prior to this posting, he was Head of the ICRC Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada for five years. In this capacity, he oversaw ICRC visits to the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and reported on the treatment of CIA prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and other detention centres around the world. Mr Loane has also worked in the Balkans and the Middle East, and spent more than a decade in the Horn of Africa during major conflicts there including those in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Rwanda. He has served as the Head of the Emergency Unit at ICRC headquarters in Geneva. Mr Loane is a graduate of the University of Dublin, Trinity College. No booking required Woolf College, Lecture Theatre, Canterbury campus / 6pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 6


WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER / OPEN LECTURE

(MEDWAY)

Lord Moynihan

The Olympic legacy from London 2012 Lord Moynihan is the former Chairman of the British Olympic Association, a member of the Olympic Board and a non-executive Director of The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and The Paralympic Games Limited. He is Chair of the Association of National Olympics Committees Autonomy Commission, which concentrates on the relations between the 205 National Olympic Committees and their governments, as well as an Executive Board Member of the European Olympic Committee and its Commission on Youth, ‘Sport for All’ and the implementation of the 2009 Olympic Congress. He was a Rowing Silver Medallist in the 1980 Olympic Games, a Gold Medallist in the Lightweight Rowing World Championships in 1978 and a Silver Medallist at the 1982 World Championships. He has been a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom for ten years, and was Patron of the British Wind Energy Association. No booking required Pilkington, Lecture Theatre, Medway campus / 6pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 7


WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER / OPEN LECTURE

The Rt Hon Lady Hale of Richmond

Keynes College Annual Lecture: The Supreme Court and the UK Constitution Lady Hale is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, which was set up in October 2009 to take over the jurisdiction of the ‘Law Lords’ in the House of Lords. She was the first woman ‘Law Lord’ and is the first and so far the only woman Justice of the UK Supreme Court. Unlike most UK judges, she has had a varied career, as an academic lawyer, a member of the Law Commission (a statutory body set up to promote the reform of the law), and then a judge of the High Court, Court of Appeal and now the Supreme Court. She is President of both the United Kingdom Association of Women Judges and the International Association.

No booking required Woolf College, Lecture Theatre, Canterbury campus / 6pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 8


WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER / OPEN LECTURE

Baroness Prashar Ethics and trust in public life

Baroness Prashar has led a number of public and voluntary organisations. Currently she is a member of the Iraq Inquiry, a trustee of the Ditchley Foundation and Cumberland Lodge and president of the National Literacy Trust which she helped to establish in 1992. She was the inaugural chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission; the First Civil Service Commissioners ;and executive chairman of the Parole Board of England and Wales.She was also the chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Runnymede Trust. She twice served as a member of the Arts Council and was a member of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice and the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct.

No booking required Woolf College, Lecture Theatre, Canterbury campus / 6pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 9


TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER / OPEN LECTURE (LONDON)

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC The ICC and Africa

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC was called to the Bar in 1971 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1990. He practiced for 30 years at Farrar’s Building, Temple – now Temple Garden Chambers – and for a time was Head of Chambers. In 1998 Sir Geoffrey was recruited to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – the ICTY. He prosecuted the ICTY’s then biggest case of a politician – Dario Kordic – and the first genocide case at the Tribunal to reach a conclusion – the case of Goran Jelisić. In 2001, after a short spell back in London, he returned to The Hague and led the prosecution of Slobodan Milosevic for over four years until Milosevic’s death. Sir Geoffrey then returned to the UK to develop a practice representing foreign governments and other interested parties, usually connected to the defence of individuals charged at the International Criminal Court. He also represents many other interests on a pro bono basis and a Gresham Professor of Law. Currently Sir Geoffrey is a Patron of the University of Kent’s “Kent Law Campaign” and holds an Honorary degree from the University. Booking required via the Events Team London Lecture, offices of Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP / 6.30pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 10


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FOUNDATION DAY Since the University of Kent received its Royal Charter in 1965, there have been only occasional celebrations of the founding of the University, typically around significant anniversaries. Following the success of the inaugural Foundation Day lecture, last year, the University is delighted to welcome Sir Christopher Meyer to deliver this year’s Foundation Day lecture on the 22nd November. Foundation Day celebrates several aspects of the University’s life. First, the history of the University (and the higher education system within the UK) and its many achievements. Secondly, an opportunity to look forward to the higher education system of the future and the University’s distinctive place within it. It is also an opportunity to engage our graduates, particularly our honorary graduates, in a University celebration that we hope will evolve over the next few years as we approach the University’s 50th anniversary in 2015.


THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER / FOUNDATION DAY LECTURE

Sir Christopher Meyer The lessons of history

Sir Christopher Meyer is an Honorary Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and 2010 Morehead-Cain Professor at the University of North Carolina. In addition to his post as Ambassador to the United States during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies, he was Ambassador to Germany and was posted in Russia, Spain and the European Union in Brussels. He has been the Press Secretary to Prime Minister John Major, Foreign Office Spokesman and speech writer to three Foreign Secretaries. Sir Christopher is now a regular television, radio and newspaper commentator on international affairs and the media. He has published works such as DC Confidential (2005), a memoir of his time in the Diplomatic Service, and Getting Our Way: 500 Years of Adventure and Intrigue: the Inside Story of British Diplomacy (2009) No booking required Woolf College, Lecture Theatre, Canterbury campus / 6.30pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 13


WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER / OPEN LECTURE

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE London 2012 legacy

Dr Bari is a parenting consultant in the British Muslim community and board member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. He has served East London’s diverse communities in various capacities for three decades. Since 2002, he has been the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the East London Mosque and a founding member of The East London Communities Organisation, a coalition of civil society organisations working together to promote understanding and a safer, fairer and better governed city. In addition, he is a patron the National Youth Agency, the Ramphal Centre and Anchor House, a homeless charity in Newham.

No booking required Woolf College, Lecture Theatre, Canterbury campus / 6pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 14


WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER / OPEN LECTURE

Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE, QC What may and may not an international judge do?

Dame Rosalyn Higgins was a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1995 to 2009 and its President between 2006 and 2009. Prior to being elected to the International Court, Dame Rosalyn was Professor of International Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury (1978-1981) and Professor of International Law at the University of London (London School of Economics) (1981-1995). She practised in public international law and petroleum law before English courts, international courts and tribunals, she became Queen’s Counsel in 1986 and a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 1989. She was a Member of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights (1985-1995). Dame Rosalyn has published a variety of books, articles and papers on international legal theory, UN law, the use of force, State and diplomatic immunities, human rights and international petroleum law. Dame Rosalyn is also a Patron of the University of Kent’s “Kent Law Campaign”. No booking required Woolf College, Lecture Theatre, Canterbury campus / 6pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 15


WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER / OPEN LECTURE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION

Professor Lord Hennessy

Rutherford Annual Lecture: Watching Prime Ministers Lord Hennessy is the Lord Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London. Before joining Queen Mary, Professor Lord Hennessy wrote for The Economist, The Times as a leader writer and Whitehall Correspondent and The Financial Times as its Lobby Correspondent at Westminster. He has presented radio programmes such as the Radio 4 Analysis program, published an abundance of both academic and popular books and co-founded the Institute of Contemporary British History. Professor Lord Hennessy is a Fellow of the British Academy. Lord Hennessy has been presented with The Times Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award, the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History and Diamond Jubilee Political Studies Association Communication Award. No booking required Woolf College, Lecture Theatre, Canterbury campus / 6pm Contact: Events Team / T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 16


HIGH TABLE DINNERS Booking Information

All College Honorary Senior Members and College Members are invited to attend the High Table Dinners

KEITH TUCKER AND KENT LAW SOCIETY LECTURE AND HIGH TABLE DINNER Wednesday 24 October 2012

OPEN LECTURE AND KEYNES HIGH TABLE DINNER Wednesday 7 November 2012

OPEN LECTURE AND RUTHERFORD HIGH TABLE DINNER Wednesday 12 December 2012

The price of a three-course dinner with wine is ÂŁ35.00 per person.

If you would like to make a booking to attend one or more of the High Table Dinners, please contact: The Events Team T: 01227 827829 / E: events@kent.ac.uk 17


EVENTS Music events The University Music Department promotes a wide range of concerts and activities throughout the year for students, staff and the local community. On the Canterbury campus, these take place in the brand new Colyer-Fergusson Building and venues such as Canterbury Cathedral. For more information visit www.kent.ac.uk/music Sports events Kent Sport, the University of Kent’s sports department, runs a varied programme of sporting events. For more information visit www.kent.ac.uk/sports Get involved – get rewarded! The University of Kent Employability Points scheme rewards students for active engagement in extracurricular activities including part-time employment, learning languages, student mentoring, volunteering, Open Lectures and other events. Students can redeem points at the end of the year for a range of rewards from training and work experience opportunities, to internships, and much more. These rewards are sponsored by our partners such as Tesco, Penguin Books, Coca Cola Enterprises, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

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Free hot drink upgrade* Located at the heart of the University campus, nestled amongst the theatre and cinema, the Gulbenkian Café offers the perfect place to catch up with friends before or after an Open Lecture. Our award winning chefs use fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce to create delicious light lunches and mouth-watering snacks including delicious cakes and Fairtrade coffees.

Order a small and we will upgrade you to a large at no additional cost. * Redeem this voucher at the Café. Only one voucher valid per transaction.

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www.kent.ac.uk/gulbenkian

Enjoy 10% off* hot food when you visit to attend a University of Kent Open Lecture * Redeem this voucher at the Café. Only one voucher valid per transaction.

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Past Open Lecture speakers include LORD MAY LORD PUTTNAM SHIULE GHOSH MICHAEL MANSFIELD QC LORD WINSTON DR ROWAN WILLIAMS JOANNA LUMLEY OBE DR DAVID STARKEY CBE LORD ADONIS LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL

For all other events taking place at the University of Kent, please see the University Events Calendar www.kent.ac.uk/events

DPC 113620 08/12

Open Lecture speakers for the Spring Term 2013 include ATTORNEY GENERAL (RT HON DOMINICK GRIEVE QC MP) DR JOAN WOOLF & DR ELLIE LEE PROFESSOR JUDY FUDGE DR JOHN GUY DAME ATHENE DONALD PROFESSOR ANTHONY SLINN

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