The Shirley Williams Lectures

Upcoming lectures

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

Each lecture will be held every month online, with two specials in person and online at both Liberal Democrat conferences.

Speakers confirmed so far are:

  • Sir Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats 
  • Juergen Maier - Former CEO Siemens, Board Member of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership 
  • Floella Benjamin - Peer and Broadcaster 
  • Sir Nick Clegg - Former Deputy Prime Minister and Executive at Facebook 
  • Callum Skinner - Gold Winning Olympian and Track Cyclist 
  • 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.