Autumn Madingley Lectures announced

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and Baroness Deech, Chair of the Bar Standards Board will be speaking at Madingley Hall this autumn as part of a series of free public lectures.

The University's Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) has announced two new talks for the Michaelmas (Autumn) term, as part of its ongoing Madingley Lecture programme.

On 3 October, Baroness Ruth Deech will give a talk entitled 'Playing God: who should regulate reproductive medicine?'. Baroness Deech is Chair of the Bar Standards Board and former Chair of the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). Her lecture will raise some challenging moral and political questions at a time when the Government is seeking to cut expenditure on regulatory bodies such as the HFEA.

On 24 November, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz will speak on the 'Challenges of global health'. Sir Leszek is the current Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and was previously Chief Executive of the UK’s Medical Research Council (2007-10) and Principal of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London (2001-07). His talk will consider how society can tackle core health issues in a world where medicine is unaffordable for much of the population.

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About the Madingley Lectures

The Madingley Lectures are a series of free public lectures given by leading authorities in their fields. They take place at Madingley Hall, home of ICE, and are an important part of the Institute's commitment to public engagement.

Previous speakers have included Lord Rees, the Astronomer Royal and Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage.

Videos of previous Madingley Lectures are now available to watch online, via the Madingley Lectures web page.