Recordings of past events

Missed an event? - you can listen to recordings of some of our high-profile lectures simply by clicking on the links below.

Brexit and Security

The 2018 Williamson lecture, delivered by Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union.

As the UK and EU begin the next phase of Brexit negotiations, Commissioner King will discuss the benefits of continued UK-EU cooperation against terrorism and cybersecurity, and some of the issues that will need to be worked through in developing a future UK-EU relationship.

Download: Williamson lecture 2018

Innovation and Excellence: Innovation in Housing – a force for wider benefits?

Chair: Professor Isobel Andersonk, University of Stirling Key Note Speaker: Richard Jennings, Places for People Panellists: Susan Aktemel, Founding Director of Homes for Good Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, PAS Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council Jim Strang, Chief Executive, Parkhead Housing Association
October 2017

Our diverse and experienced panel along with key note speaker Richard Jennings of Places for People will present their ideas on housing futures and explore new and innovative ways of ensuring housing underpins wider benefits in health, social care, economic development and sustainability of our communities. 

How e-cigarettes and vaping devices have transformed tobacco control

Chaired by Professor Sir Kenneth Calman. With Professor Linda Bauld, Dean of Research Impact, University of Stirling and Mr Martin Dockrell, Tobacco Control Lead, Public Health England.
September 2017

Listen to the event here.

Download: Tobacco harm reduction mp3

The importance of Children's Rights: policy and research in Scotland

Ms Jackie Brock, Chief Executive, Children in Scotland (CiS). Dr John I'Anson, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling
September 2017

Listen to the event here: 

Download: Challenges of our Time - The Importance of Children's Rights

Innovation & Excellence: The Future of Cyber Security

January 2017

Keynote speaker: Catherine Stihler, MEP

Chair: Professor Holger Nehring, University of Stirling

Panellists: Daniela Menzky, CEO of CyNation Ltd; Claire Smith, a former senior diplomat in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Sameh Aboul Enein, Professor of international security; Dr Marwan Fayed, Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Stirling.

Listen to the event here.

The Williamson Lecture 2016

The Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives
October 2016

A Government for the Common Good

Download: Williamson-Lecture-2016-recording

Remain or Leave?

Dr Andrew Glencross (Chair), Mr David Coburn MEP, Dr Ronald Granieri and Ms Vonnie Sandlan
June 2016

Remain or Leave? Local, national and international perspectives on the EU referendum

Download: Remain or leave? EU debate June 2016

The big sporting question

Mr Dick Pound
April 2016

The big sporting question:  Doping in sport: is there a way forward?
Listen to the podcast here

Hetherington Lecture

Allan Little
November 2015

In this lecture, Allan speaks about public service broadcasting and its future in UK broadcasting. Given the forthcoming discussions on Charter renewal for the BBC, this was set to be a fascinating talk.

Williamson Lecture

Dr Rory Stewart OBE MP
October 2015

The Borders.
A reflection on the history and culture of the English-Scottish border, from Hadrian to the present day.

Missed the lecture? Then watch the video - 1915: the search for solutions

Professor Sir Hew Strachan
June 2015

Scottish Commemorations of the battle of Gallipoli with Professor Sir Hew Strachan, June 2015

Filmed and produced by Adam Sinclair, Jamie Sutherland and Mike Trevett, students of Communications, Media & Culture at the University of Stirling.

Global issues, national choices. UK foreign policy after the 2015 election

Lord Jack McConnell
May 2015

An evening of lively discussion

October 2014

An evening of lively discussion. Education or Indoctrination: the future role of religion in Scotland's schools.

Download: An evening of lively discussion - October 2014

The Williamson Lecture - Scotland after the Vote

Dr James Naughtie DUniv
April 2014

The Opportunity to Create a Sustainable Recovery

Steve Pateman, Head of UK Banking Santander
November 2013

Download: Santander

The Williamson Lecture

Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP
April 2013

The Williamson Lecture: Sterling and Albion: the financial case for a United Kingdom

Download: Sterling and Albion: the financial case for a United Kingdom

Let Scotland Decide: the University of Stirling Debate on Independence

March 2013

Download: Let Scotland Decide: the University of Stirling Debate on Independence

An Evening of Lively Discussion

Professor Danny Blanchflower, Rev Dr David Fergusson and Mr Sam Gibbs
October 2012

Download: An Evening of Lively Discussion

Seamus Heaney in conversation with Alasdair Macrae

September 2012

Download: Seamus Heaney

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