Our programme of talks

Once a year our alumnae of extraordinary women are invited to celebrate and challenge the thinking of an exceptional and visionary woman. Traditionally held at the Royal Institution in London, the Lecture invites one woman to share her experiences with an invited audience of alumnae and current women of the Year either by a lecture or through an interview with a journalist, with the opportunity for enlivened debate. The speaker is carefully chosen to represent the thinking of women today.

Alongside the Lecture, we also run a programme of events with Newnham College Cambridge, and Women of the Year Alumnae talks.

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The She-cession: Why we need women at the helm of the post-pandemic recovery

The She-cession: Why we need women at the helm of the post-pandemic recovery

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Mary Nightingale in conversation with Shirley Williams

Mary Nightingale in conversation with Shirley Williams

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Sarah Montague in conversation with Helen Clark

Sarah Montague in conversation with Helen Clark

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Julie Etchingham in conversation with Sister Helen Prejean

Julie Etchingham in conversation with Sister Helen Prejean

The 2013 Women of the Year Lecture took place on Monday 4 February at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. The guest speaker was the human rights activist and anti-death penalty campaigner Sister Helen Prejean, who was joined in conversation by journalist and ITV broadcaster Julie Etchingham.

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Human trafficking in UK cities – panel discussion

Human trafficking in UK cities – panel discussion

The Women of the Year Lecture 2012 - Sponsored by Barclays

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