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Leverhulme Lecture

The Trust regularly invites an eminent thinker to give a lecture on a subject of their choice that is of interest to the wider academic community

Past speakers have been:

2015 Neil MacGregor, ‘Faith in the Museum’

2016 Professor Amartya Sen, ‘Who Exactly are we?’

2017 Professor Sir Paul Nurse, ‘Research and the Public Good’ 

2018 Dame Minouche Shafik, ‘Why are we so miserable when everything is getting better?

2019 Professor Jim Al-Khalili, ‘The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Hopes, Fears and Opportunities

2021 Professor Dame Mary Beard, ‘The triumph of risk: from Roman emperors to research planning’

2022 Jamie Susskind, ‘The End of Public and Private? How New Technologies Erase Old Boundaries’

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