Bishop’s Stortford College – Lecture Series Looks to the Future

19 Jan 2019

Spring term Ferguson Lecture speakers have been announced at Bishop’s Stortford College.

The Spring Ferguson Lectures, titled ‘Looking to the Future’ have been announced with speakers including eminent academics and historians.

Established in 2007, the Ferguson Lectures are free to attend and open to the public. Held at Bishop’s Stortford College, which this year celebrates its 150th Anniversary year, the spring 2019 lecture series has been especially extended and will focus on the theme of Looking to the Future. The talks will address global issues such as the finite planet, food security, moral and ethical issues, the UK after Brexit and prospects for the English language.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday 28th February 2019

How Did We Arrive Where We Are?

A brief analysis of the last 150 years with writer and historian Tom Holland.

Thursday 7th March 2019

The UK Post Brexit

With Brendan Simms, Professor of the History of International Relations, Cambridge University.

Wednesday 13th March 2019

How Sustainable Ways of Life Will Change the Way we Live

With Jonathan Bartley, Party Leader, the Green Party of England and Wales.

Wednesday 20th March 2019

What Will Influence our Moral Compass in a Secular Age?

With Revd. Dr. Sam Wells, Vicar of St. Martin in the Fields, London.

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Food Security, Resource Management & Growing Populations

With Tim Wheeler, Professor of Crop Science, University of Reading and Director of Science & Innovation, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Wednesday 8th May 2019

The Future of English, Once a Powerful Tool in Communications, Diplomacy and Politics

With Professor Simon Horobin, Faculty of English, Magdalen College, Oxford.

Those wishing to attend any of the lectures are asked to book their seat via the College website.

All tickets are free of charge.


Photo: Tom Holland