HM Diplomatic Service
Queens Private Secretary
Deputy Chairman of HSBC Bank & now a Senior Advisor
Various other positions “The Relevance of the Monarchy in the Digital Age”
The Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE PC (Paddy Ashdown)
Former leader of the Liberal Party.
Former High representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina “The world is never going to be the same again and what we should do about it”
Sir Michael Burton KCVO CMG, Former Director Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Office
Arabist and senior Diplomat in charge of the Middle East desk. Ambassador in various Middle East countries and senior minister in Germany on the fall of the Berlin wall . “Arab Spring-Turbulence in the MiddleEast/Syria-what does it mean for us”
Field Marshall Baron Charles Guthrie of Cragiebank, GCB LVO OBE DL
Former Chief of Defence Staff “Can we still defend ourselves”
Advisor Council Of Europe & UNESCO
UK Chairman : Association of European Journalist “Europe- In or Out”
Lt Gen David Leakey, CMG CBE
BLACK ROD “Monarch and Parliament” Black Rod speaks on a public servants role in a challenging and changing political arena.
Lord Hameed CBE DL
“Religion in Society: from Clash to Dialogue”
Lord Blair QPM
“Religion in Society: from Clash to Dialogue”
Admiral The Right Honourable Baron West of Spithead. GCB DSC PC ADC Duniv
Former First Sea Lord of the Navy
Head of Naval intelligence & Chief of Defence Intelligence in the Kosovo war
Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Former NATO Commander-in-Chief Atlantic . Former NATO Commander Allied Naval Forces North.
He led the UK Maritime Response to 9/11 and the Invasion of Afghanistan.
First and Principal Naval aide-de-camp to H.M. The Queen.
Led the Navy in the initial invasion of Iraq
UK’s first ever National Security and Cyber Security strategies and Strategies for Countering International Terrorism.
Privy Counsellor in 2010. Chairman of QinetiQ Defence Advisory Board .Chairman of National Security Forum “Can The Royal Navy Defend British Shores ? ‘Blood – Letting ‘ on Aircraft Carriers & Impact of Cyber Warfare”
Jonathan Fenby CBE
Former Editor Reuters . Former Chief Correspondent , The Economist. “The Rise and Rise of China”
Dominic Grieve QC MP
Former Attorney General
Present Chairman Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee “Does the United Kingdom have a future and what can be done to preserve it?”
The Lord Hennessey of Nympsfield, FBA
Hon Fellow of St Johns college, Cambridge. The London School of Economics & St Benets Hall, Oxford . “Britains Place in the world and in the aftermath of an Historical European Referendum”
General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB 0BE
Officer of the legion of Merit (USA)
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander NATO “Britain NATO security & Russia”
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVOE
Former British Ambassador to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
A distinguished Diplomat “What the jihadis really want”
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE RAF
Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns-rtd GCB,KCVO,CBE,FRAeS
Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Knight – rtd
Air Chief Marshal Sir Patrick Hine – rtd
Air Marshal Sir Tom Stonor – rtd ‘British Air Power ’
Rt Hon Sir Michael Cathel Fallon KCB MP
Former Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon MP “Responding to Russia”
LONDON – Inaugural Lecture 2016
Sir Peter Bazalgette
Sir Peter Bazalgette was the Chair of the Arts Council and the Chairman of ITV at the time . He spoke on “Why should the Public fund the Arts?”
The Rt Hon. The Lord Judge PC
Former Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales.
President of the Courts of England & Wales “The Rule of Law –a Judicial Point of View”
Professor Camille Parmesan
Nobel Prize Winner. Fellow of the Ecological Society of America . Conservation Achievement Award in Science, Who’s who of the United Nations Environment Program. “Responses of wild Plants , Animals & Humans to Man Made Climate Change-Challenges& Solutions”
LANDSTALK – INAGURAL LECTURE DEVON 2017
MP for Tiverton & Honiton “In BREXIT: What matters most?”
Dr. Alastair R Leake FRAgS MBPR CEnv
BSc in Horticultural Science and PhD in Organic and Integrated Farming Systems. “Life Outside The Cap: A Threat Or An Opportunity For Farming?”
MBE,Hon DSc, NSch,HonFSE,FRAgS,FIAgM,FRSA,FSB, CEnv,BSc(Hons) Agric, Chief Executive of LEAF( Linking Environment and Farming)
“Profitability & Practical Solutions for Centre StageHealthy Farming, Food , Planet & Politics ”
Supreme Court Advocate and author of “Intimacy Undone. Law of Marriage, Divorce and Family in India” “The State of the Indian Marriage and a Uniform Civil Code”
Ambassador Pavan K Verma
Writer, diplomat . Joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1976. he has been Press secretary to the President Of India, the Spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs. Joint secretary for Africa , High Commissioner for India in Cyprus, Director of the Nehru Centre in London, Director General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations,New Delhi and ambassador of India to Bhutan .A writer of depth and insight he has written over a dozen bestselling books . A widely admired public speaker and television commentator . He is currently the National General Secretary and National Spokesman of the Janata Dal (United)
“The Grandeur of Hindu Philosophy , lessons for today”
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