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Lectures 2013-14 FREE lectures programme

Where: Working Men's College 44 Crowndale Road NW1 1TR

To book your free lecture place please email or phone 020 7255 4748.  If you missed a lecture check its event page for a recording of the lecture..

Spring Term 2014

Jan 14   Two Windows: Connections between Art in Renaissance Europe and Art in traditional Islamic societies

Julian Bell painter and author of "Mirror of the World: A New History of Art"

Feb 04   A Criminal Justice System Fit for Victims?

Keir Starmer WC human rights lawyer at Doughty Street Chambers and former Director of Public Prosecutions 2008-2013. Introduced by David Offenbach, a WMC governor.

Feb 11   The Education of Women and The Paula Principle

Professor Alison Wolf Kings College London & author of "The XX Factor: How Working Women are Creating a New Society", Professor Tom Schuller chair of WMC and author of

Mar 04   The United Kingdom and The European Union

John Mills Chair of JML, Chair Labour for a Referendum, former Chair Policy & Resources Camden Jonathan Scheele European Studies Centre Visiting Fellow St Antony's Oxford University and high ranking official at the European Commission 1974-2012.

Mar 25   Osborne's Austerity: Was it worth it? (date now confirmed)

Robert Skidelsky Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick,d prize winning biographer of John Maynard Keynes, House of Lords since 1991 - on the cross benches, Chris Giles Economics Editor of the Financial Times for the last 10 years

Summer Term 2014

May 13  Smashing the Glass Ceiling - Women in the Public Sphere

Tulip Siddiq Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture at Camden Counil   Any Lamé performer, writer & broadcater  Bonnie Greer playwright, novelist, critic, Chancellor of Kingston University, Melissa Benn journalist, writer, campaigner for state & comprehensive education

Jun 03   William Morris and The Book

Jan Marsh biographer specialising in artists and writers and president of the William Morris Society

tba a surprise from the world of politics or design


The lectures that took place in Autumn Term 2013 were:

Oct 22   Educating Working Men & Women & their Children in Victorian Bloomsbury

Professor Rosemary Ashton author of "Victorian Bloomsbury" and Emeritus Quain Professor of English Language & Literature, Honorary Fellow of UCL

Nov 09   Debate on HS2: Magic Bullet or Grand Folly

Professor Tony Travers director of LSE London will chair this debate with 3 speakers in favour and 3 against (details follow) plus audience questions and comments

Nov 26   The Radical Legacy of E P Thompson

Professor Richard Taylor, Professor Roger Fieldhouse, Dr Nina Power contributors to a forthcoming book on EP Thompson   

Dec 10   Relativity for Working Women and Men

Professor Joseph Schwartz physicist, academic, writer, broadcaster, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and author of the prize-winning "Einstein for Beginners"

To book your free lecture place please email or phone 020 7255 4748

WMC - The Camden College for Women & Men

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