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Gladwyn Lecture 2019

The Annual Gladwyn Lecture 2019

Inclusive Growth in the Commonwealth:
A New Role for Universities

Speaker: Dr Rhonda Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor, York University, Canada

President Lenton’s premise is that, in the interest of political and social stability, economic growth needs to benefit all segments of society, and that the universities are heavily implicated in all parts of the process: from promoting access to learning, providing the skills and knowledge needed in an economy defined by change, to a deeper engagement with the communities served by the institution.

Venue: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Room Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Date: Thursday 5th December 2019 | Time: 18:00 – 20:00 | Chair: Dr Alastair Niven LVO, OBE, Trustee

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Rhonda Lenton is a well-respected speaker who has written widely on feminism, diversity, prejudice and health. Her visit to London, where she is on the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, allows us a unique opportunity
to hear from someone who has been named among Canada’s most influential women today.

The Annual Gladwyn Lecture is organised by the Council for Education in the Commonwealth in honour of its former Patron, Lord Gladwyn, a distinguished diplomat and parliamentarian. The Lecture focuses on an educational topic of relevance to the Commonwealth, and delivered by an eminent expert.


Registration: Attendance at the event is strictly by invitation only and early booking is essential as the number of places is very limited. Invitations will be sent to individuals on receipt of a completed application form as long as seats are available – maximum two per applicant. To avoid disappointment, please RESERVE your place now on Eventbrite HERE, or email us on [email protected] 

Arrival: Please arrive AT LEAST 30 minutes in advance as the security queues can be very busy if a lot is going on within the Palace of Westminster that evening. Bring your invitation with you.

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