The College has a lively and wide-ranging calendar of lectures and talks. Some events are designed to give students, the College’s senior membership, and other scholars and practitioners linked to the College the opportunity to try out ideas, develop relationships, and enhance the range and relevance of their academic projects. There is information about some of these in the Connection Projects section of the website.
Other occasions, like the renowned annual Honor Chapman Lecture, City Lecture and the Kathleen Hughes Lecture events, are larger formal gatherings where distinguished invited speakers from the College and the wider world present engaging, stimulating, and sometimes provocative talks on their areas of expertise. The City Lecture is now in its 16th year, and invites distinguished speakers from business and commercial worlds as part of College’s unique link to the worldwide business community. The Kathleen Hughes Memorial Lectures have been running for 15 years, and are given annually in association with the University of Cambridge Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic studies. The Honor Chapman Lecture is a relatively new annual event, inaugurated in 2014 as a tribute to the late Honor Chapman, one of London’s leading business figures.
There is further detail about the annual lectures, and other significant occasions available here.