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Leadership Lecture Series

What is the Leadership Lecture Series?

The Leadership Lecture Series began in 2014 during the Centenary year at the Vaughan. The annual lecture series provides a platform for prominent and notable speakers to share their experiences with members of the Vaughan community – pupils, parents, alumni and friends. Lectures are also open to members of the public. Our aim is to prompt thought-provoking discussions on important and relevant topics in order to equip our pupils, and the wider community, with the knowledge and confidence to use their voices effectively to help others in need around them. A question and answer session follows each lecture, giving audience members the chance to express their opinions and ask questions about the chosen topic. 

The Leadership Lectures are free to attend – to register your interest for an upcoming event, please email

Next speaker: Lord Alton of Liverpool, 15 May at 6.30 pm

Past speakers: 

Sarah Teather, 5 February 2018
Peter Stanford, 31 October 2017
Dr Elisabetta Canetta, 29 March 2017
Sir Vincent Fean, 3 November 2016    
Kevin Hyland OBE, 19 April 2016

Dame Colette Bowe, 7 March 2016
Ann Widdecombe, 22 October 2015
Francis Campbell, 29 June 2015
Charles Clarke, 19 May 2015
Dr Gerard Lyons, 13 May 2014
John Fallon, 11 March 2014
Lord Patten, 27 February 2014