The Shirley Williams Lectures

Upcoming lectures

Upcoming lectures

The Shirley Williams Lectures is a platform for liberals and progressives to promote their vision of a better world.

Lectures will be held every month online, with two special events held in person and online at the Liberal Democrat federal Spring and Autumn conferences, when physical events can resume.

Future speakers:

Speakers confirmed so far are:

  • Sir Nick Clegg - Former Deputy Prime Minister and executive at Facebook 
  • Callum Skinner - Gold winning Olympian and track cyclist 
  • Layla Moran MP
  • Baroness Floella Benjamin - Peer, author and broadcaster 
  • Lord David Puttnam - Peer, film producer and environmentalist

This is very much your membership club and the Committee is keen to hear your feedback and ideas to help shape the future lecture programme.  If there is a specific speaker or topic you’d like to be included, please let us know!

  • Polly Mackenzie

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    Polly Mackenzie

    The Chief Executive of Demos, Polly is a former journalist, Government adviser and activist.  One of the architects of the Coalition agreement in 2010, Polly Mackenzie was the Director for Policy for Nick Clegg and then went on to establish the operations of the Women's Equality Party.

    A regular contributor on radio, television and for various publications such as Unherd and The Spectator, we are delighted that Polly will be joining us for this lecture. 

    Chaired by: Baroness Lynne Featherstone