7 November 2019
The Events Team
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Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus
Join us for the annual Chancellor's Lecture with guest speaker Jonathan Hill. Why our political system has become infantilised, how we might grow up, and how Universities can help
Jonathan Hill is a British Conservative politician and former European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.
Nominated by the former British Prime Minister David Cameron, Jonathan took office as European Commissioner in November 2014 with responsibility for financial regulation across the whole of Europe. His flagship programme was the development of a European Capital Markets Union to increase the flow of investment capital throughout the EU. Jonathan resigned as Commissioner in the immediate aftermath of the UK referendum on EU membership in June 2016.
Before becoming European Commissioner, Jonathan was a member of the British Cabinet as Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 2013 to 2014. Before that, he served as minister for Schools from 2010 to 2013, where he was responsible for implementing the Academies and Free Schools reforms.
Registration starts at 18:45 for a 19:00 start.
A light buffet supper will be served after the lecture.
Please note that the University has recently introduced visitor parking charges. Please check the payment machines for further information when you arrive on campus.