Speeches and articles by university leaders

The Vice-Chancellors, Directors, Principals and Presidents of our universities regularly make speeches or write articles on a whole range of topics in higher education policy and management.

Professor Stephen Toope

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Inaugural address on his installation as Vice-Chancellor. 

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Professor Sir Keith Burnett

Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield

Article for Times Higher Education magazine on UK universities and value for money, 18 September 2017.

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Professor Louise Richardson

Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford

Professor Richardson gave her admission speech on the occasion of her formal appointment as Vice-Chancellor, 12 January 2016.

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Professor Edward Byrne

Principal, King's College London

Article for The Independent newspaper on problems posed by student visa regulations to the competitiveness of UK universities, 9 September 2015.

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Professor Sir Keith Burnett

Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield

Article for Times Higher Education magazine on the importance of international students to Russell Group universities, 17 July 2015.

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Professor Sir Keith Burnett

Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield

The Idea of a University, 2015 Founder's Lecture at St John's College, Oxford, 14 May 2015.

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Professor Sir David Eastwood

Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and then Chair of the Russell Group.

Article for Times Higher Education magazine on funding for the humanities and the disciplilines' similarities with the sciences, 19 March 2015.

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Professor Sir David Eastwood

Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and then Chair of the Russell Group.

Article for Times Higher Education magazine on leading a research-intensive university, 5 March 2015.

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Professor Alice Gast

President, Imperial College London

Professor Gast gave her first President's Address at Imperial College London on 3 March 2015.

 

Professor Craig Calhoun

Director, London School of Economics and Political Science

Campaign for Social Science Annual Lecture: Paths to public influence - Social science in policy, debate and understanding,  8 October 2014

 

Professor Andrew Hamilton

Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford 2009-2015

Annual Oration, 7 October 2014

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Professor Alice Gast

President, Imperial College London

Article for the 2014-15 Times Higher Education World University Rankings on the topic of International Collaboration and Research, 2 October 2014

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Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Annual Address: Responsibility, 1 October 2014

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Professor Andrew Hamilton

Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford 2009-2015

Annual Oration, 8 October 2013

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Professor Michael Arthur

President and Provost, University College London and former Chair of the Russell Group.

Inaugural 'Lunch Hour' Lecture, 3 October 2013



Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Annual Address: Choices and Responsibility, 1 October 2013

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Professor Andrew Hamilton

Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford 2009-2015

Annual Oration: The Role of Philanthropy in Higher Education, 2 October 2012

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Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Annual Address: The Scale of our Ambition, 1 October 2012

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Professor Andrew Hamilton

Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford 2009-2015

Annual Oration: The Research University, 4 October 2011

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Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Annual Address: The New Imperatives, 1 October 2011

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Professor Sir David Eastwood

Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham

Dearing Lecture:  Global Tunes and National Melodies: being global and sounding local, 17 February 2011

Click here to read Prof Eastwood's speech Global Tunes and National Melodies (DOCX, 32kB)