New in 2015, the Antcliffe Lecture was established following a donation in the name of John Antcliffe, who studied History at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, before going on to become a respected public relations professional.
The lecture series will focus on British Politics. You can read more about John Antcliffe, who passed away in March 2010, here.
2017 Antcliffe Lecture
Politics in the Post-Truth Age
Thursday 9th Mar 5:30pm - 7:00pm
A lecture by Baroness Wheatcroft, former editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe and the Sunday Telegraph.
"All issues are political issues and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia." (George Orwell, 1946)
What is new about today's political landscape? As Trump settles into the White House and Britain prepares to exit from Europe, the lecture will examine whether there has been a fundamental change in electors and the elected and what the outcome might be.
The lecture will start at 5.30pm, followed by a Q&A session with Lady Wheatcroft and then a drinks reception.
2016 Antcliffe Lecture
Pragmatism versus Populism: Building a winning Labour Project in the age of anti-politics
Tristram Hunt is Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central. From October 2013 until September 2015, Tristram served as Labour's Shadow Education Secretary focusing on developing Labour's policy on teachers' professional development, vocational education and early years education.
Speaking in the aftermath of the General Election results, he called on Labour's ruling National Executive Committee "not to rush our election", saying there was time for a "brutal post-mortem" about Labour's "underlying philosophy and thinking".
The lecture took place on Thursday 28th April in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre at Trinity College and the recording can be viewed below.
2015 Antcliffe Lecture
The inaugural Antcliffe Lecture was given by Lord Michael Howard of Lympne on the subject of "Thatcherism Today".
The lecture took place on Wednesday 11th March at 5.30-6.30pm in the McCrum Lecture Theatre at Corpus Christi College, and included an extended question and answer session with Lord Howard on a wide variety of subjects.
A recording of the lecture is available to view below, and can also be downloaded through our Streaming Media Service Collection.