Mansfield College Lecture Series
Trinity Term Lectures
Fridays, 5.30 pm
The Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium, Hands Building, Mansfield College
Convener | Helen Mountfield QC, Principal
3rd May 2019
2019 ANNUAL HANDS LECTURE
Dame Colette Bowe
“A Long and Winding Road – reforming the culture of banking”
Dame Colette Bowe has worked in Whitehall and the City. She has served on many boards, in a range of different sectors, including financial services and transport. She is currently the chairman of the Banking Standards Board and was previously chairman of the boards of the telecoms and media regulator Ofcom, of Electra Private Equity plc and of Queen Mary University of London.
Admission is by registration only. To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note places for this talk are limited.
10th May 2019
In Association with the Rothermere American Institute
Dr Sarah Knott
“Mother Is a Verb: New Histories of Maternity”
Dr Knott, Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, Associate Professor Department of History and Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, discusses her unconventional history of motherhood.
17th May 2019
Mary Ann Sieghart
“Why Don’t We Take Women as Seriously as Men?”
Mary Ann Sieghart is a journalist and broadcaster and is currently a Visiting Fellow of All Souls, writing a book about women and authority. She spent nearly 20 years as Assistant Editor and political columnist at The Times, and has also worked for the FT, The Economist and The Independent. She is an occasional presenter on BBC Radio 4 and chairs the non-partisan Social Market Foundation think tank.
24th May 2019
Dr Nola Ishmael, OBE in conversation with Helen Mountfield, QC
“A Word to the Wise: reflections on a 45 year NHS Career”
Nola Ishmael OBE converses with the Principal on her journey from Barbados, in 1963, as part of the Windrush generation, to becoming the first black Nursing Director in London, a high flying civil servant in the Department of Health and deputy Director of a London Primary Care Trust.
31st May 2019
2019 JOHN MILTON FELLOWSHIP LECTURE
Dr Margaret Kean
“Taking Liberties: contemporary fiction and the fall of man”
Margaret Kean is the Dame Helen Gardner Fellow in English at St Hilda's College. Her research focusses on the works of John Milton; the epic tradition and its reception history. She recently completed “Inferno: a cultural history of hell”, and is now working on the fiction of Philip Pullman.
Philip Pullman will be attending the lecture and will be giving responding observations at the end.
7th June 2019
“Some Kids I Taught and What they Taught Me”
Kate Clanchy is a writer, teacher and journalist. Her first poetry collection, Slattern won a Forward Prize. Her short story 'The Not-Dead and the Saved' won the 2009 BBC National Short Story Award and the VS Pritchett Memorial Prize. Her novel Meeting the English was shortlisted for the Costa Prize. She is also an acclaimed teacher of poetry, including at Oxford Spires academy. Her writing has been about unheard people finding their voices: from her memoir, Antigona and Me, to her recent collection, Poems from an English School, and her 2019 book “Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me”
14th June 2019
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, FRSE FRAS
“A Graduate Student’s Tale; discovering pulsars as a young woman”
Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a world-famous physicist and Professorial Fellow of Mansfield College. In 2018 she was awarded a belated Breakthrough Prize for her discovery of pulsars as a radio astronomy PhD student 51 years ago. She was the first female President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland’s National Academy)