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Previous Bristol Distinguished Address talks

Find podcasts, video interviews, photos galleries and media coverage from past Bristol Distinguished Address Series events.

Richard Gleave - 15 November 2017

Richard Gleave, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Public Health England delivered a lecture entitled “Evidence informed leadership – how does evidence influence the leadership of health organisations?”

Tony Hayward - 8 November 2017

Tony Hayward, Chairman of Glencore delivered a lecture entitled “The Great Energy Revolution - Fact or Fiction”.

Juliet Davenport OBE - 25 October 2017

Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and Founder of Good Energy delivered a lecture entitled “Science, climate and politics: the perilous path to decarbonisation”.

Sacha Romanovitch - 11 October 2017

Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of Grant Thornton UK LLP, provided the address at the Annual Bolland lecture entitled “Shaping a vibrant economy where no one is left behind – how we create a new normal”.

Rob Law MBE - 27 September 2017

Rob Law MBE, Chief Executive of Trunki, delivered a lecture entitled "Building a global brand".

Dame Helen Ghosh - 5 April 2017

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of the National Trust, delivered a lecture entitled "Why should anyone be led by you?".

Fred Jones - 22 March 2017

Fred Jones, Head of Cities at Uber, delivered a lecture entitled "More people in fewer cars".

Baroness Shriti Vadera - 8 March 2017

Baroness Shriti Vadera, Chair of Santander UK, delivered a lecture entitled "Post-Globalism".

John Pullinger - 22 February 2017

John Pullinger, Chief Executive, UK Statistics Authority, delivered a lecture entitled "Mobilising the power of data to help Britain (and the world) make better decisions".

Paul Geddes - 8 February 2017

Paul Geddes, Chief Executive of Direct Line Group, delivered a lecture entitled "The future of brands in a post-truth world".

Peter Cheese - 1 February 2017

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), delivered a lecture entitled "Future of work and organisations".

Lord Karan Bilimoria - 25 January 2017

Lord Bilimoria, Chairman at Cobra Beer, delivered a lecture entitled "Boldness in business".

Simon Belsham - 30 November 2016

Simon Belsham, CEO at notonthehighstreet.com, delivered a lecture entitled "What does it take for a creative small business to thrive?"

Michael Ward - 16 November 2016

Michael Ward, Managing Director of Harrods, delivered a lecture entitled "Why luxury is relevant to the UK economy and the barriers faced by developing companies.”

Lady Barbara Judge CBE - 9 November 2016

Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Chair, Institute of Directors and Deputy Chairman of the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee, delivered a lecture entitled “The Future of Nuclear.”

Vicky Pryce - 19 October 2016

Vicky Pryce, Board Member, Centre for Economics and Business Research, delivered a lecture entitled "Post-Brexit Britain – the road ahead".

Lucy Armstrong - 12 October 2016

Lucy Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, The Alchemists, delivered a lecture entitled “The certain challenge of managing in uncertain times”.

Vikki Heywood CBE - 05 October 2016

Vikki Heywood CBE, Chairman, The Royal Society of Arts, delivered a lecture entitled “Enriching Britain - through our creativity and heritage”.

Baroness Dido Harding - 28 September 2016

Baroness Dido Harding of Winscombe, Chief Executive of TalkTalk Group delivered the University's prestigious Annual Bolland Lecture entitled "The digital revolution: how Britain can lead and what it means for today’s students".

Mark Stewart - 21 September 2016

Mark Stewart, General Manager and HR Director, Airbus, delivered a lecture entitled “Developing the right skills for the future of the UK aerospace industry”

Bristol Distinguished Address archive 2013 - 2016

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