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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. 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.

Leadership Lecture: Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, 'A Life in Dialogue'

 Date: 10 November 2020, 6.30 pm

Our ever popular Leadership Lecture series is back - online! We are delighted to be joined by Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, who will be giving a talk entitled 'A Life In Dialogue'. We very much look forward to welcoming him virtually to speak to the Vaughan Community, and we hope that you can join us. If you have any questions, please email You can sign up here.

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Previous Speakers

Revs Jonathan Aitken, 12 November 2019

Cherie Blair CBE, 20 March 2019

Adrian Chiles, 13 November 2018

Lord Alton of Liverpool, 15 May 2018

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