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Selwyn College Lectures, Talks and Videos

Here you can listen again to recorded special interest lectures and talks given at alumni events, and videos of the choir and college.

Jenny Moore

Children's storytime online event. Award-winning writer and children’s author Jenny Moore (SE 1994) reads Agent Starling: Operation Baked Beans. Jenny Moore gave a reading from her recent book Agent Starling: Operation Baked Beans and answered questions from her young readers. Suitable for ages 7 to 12.
To listen to the talk, introduced by Vice-Master and Fellow Dr Janet O'Sullivan, please click here.

Sir Stephen Wall

Online event:  'A unique perspective on Brexit'. Sir Stephen Wall (1965), Selwyn Honorary Fellow, was a member of the British diplomatic service for 35 years. He was the UK’s permanent representative to the EU, and a key advisor to prime ministers John Major and Tony Blair. He talks to Roger Mosey about Britain's relationship with Europe. Shown live on Monday 30th November. 
To watch the talk, please click here.

Richard Budgett

Online event: Dr Richard Budgett OBE (SE 1977) in conversation with the Master, Roger Mosey. Olympic gold medal-winner talks about rowing at Selwyn and his career as Team GB doctor and now with the International Olympic Committee. Shown live on 29th September 2020.
To watch the talk, please click here.


Commem 2020

Commemoration of Benefactors Service, Saturday 26 September 2020, 6.00pm
To watch the service  on YouTube, please click here


Dr Ronita Bardhan

Online Event: 'Fixing India's slum rehabilitation housing' - by Dr Ronita Bardhan.
There was a large and appreciative online audience for our Fellow Dr Ronita Bardhan’s talk about her work in urban design. A version also appears in the latest edition of Selwyn Magazine. Shown live on Wednesday 23 September 2020.
To watch the full lecture with questions and answers, introduced and facilitated by Roger Mosey, please click here.


Tim Dee

Online Event: 'Journeys in Springtime' by Tim Dee (SE 1980). Acclaimed author, radio producer and birdwatcher, Tim Dee talks to journalist Robert Hanks about his career and his latest book. Shown live on 22nd September 2020.
To watch the talk, introduced by Development Director, Mike Nicholson, please click here.


Dr David SmithOnline Event: Dr David Smith presents: "Oliver Cromwell: hero or villain?" - Friday 17 May 2020
The name Oliver Cromwell is synonymous with England's failed Republican experiment. But the man himself continues to fascinate us. In this illustrated talk, Dr David Smith explores Cromwell's life and career through a selection of his letters and speeches, and considers why opinion is still so divided over whether he was a hero or a villain.
To watch the full lecture with questions and answers, introduced and facilitated by Roger Mosey, please click here.


Trevor Phillips OBEAnnual Ramsay Murray Lecture 2020 - 15 May 2020
The New Normal: Diversity, Difference and Discord 
by Trevor Phillips, OBE
His lecture, introduced by the Master of Selwyn, Roger Mosey, is available to watch in full, with a concluding question and answer session.To watch the lecture, click here.


Professor David ReynoldsAnnual Ramsay Murray Lecture 2019 - 10 May 2019

Professor David Reynolds, speaking on "History: academic, personal and public".
Professor Reynolds will explore some of the achievements of academic history today and also reflect on what can get lost if history becomes too "academic".
This lecture is available as an audio recording only, click here to listen.


Ramsay Murray Lecture 2016Annual Ramsay Murray Lecture 2016 - 6 May 2016
"The Obama Impact"
Professor Theda Skocpol
of Harvard University, assesses the impact of Barack Obama as president, and analyses the current state of American politics. To watch the lecture, click here.


Ramsay Murray Lecture 2015Annual Ramsay Murray Lecture 2015 - 1 May 2015
Russia and the West: lessons from the Ukraine crisis
Given by Bridget Kendall. Selwyn College Cambridge presents the annual Ramsay Murray Lecture on the subject of modern day Russia under the Presidency of Vladimir Putin and given by the BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent, Bridget Kendall
. To watch the lecutre, click here.














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