Join Professor Quintin McKellar as he delivers his annual public lecture on an interesting and topical subject.

A Confusion of Leadership

In an eventful political climate, with recent referenda and elections coloured by populism, isolationism and separatism, the Vice-Chancellor examines how our political leaders have responded to these challenges. Should politicians embrace populism or challenge and confront it directly? Can they nuance populist policies to deliver a more balanced but still popular alternative? He will ask what we can learn about leadership from these elections and it will affect our own approach to the challenges of university education where evidence, fact and rational discourse comprise our core values.

Professor Quintin McKellar is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire

Professor McKellar is also the chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Pirbright Institute, the Innovation and Growth Policy Network of Universities UK and the Universities Vocational Awards Council. He is chairman of the Hatfield Town Regeneration project and a Board member of the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

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More information and booking for this lecture

This is a free of charge public lecture.

Please register to attend using the online form

or contact the Events Team by emailing or call (0)1707 284121

Event registration will open at 18:30 and the Lecture will start at 19:00.

A light buffet supper and networking opportunity will be available following the lecture.


The Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9EU