The aim of the lectures is to offer students, staff and members of the community the opportunity to hear first-hand from fascinating, inspiring and creative people who have been successful in their field, focussing on those who have been entrepreneurial and have made a real difference.
Unless stated otherwise, Enterprise Lectures begin at
18.30 with light refreshments served from 18.00. The venue is The Stripe
on the University's King Alfred Campus (get directions). The lectures are free but seat reservation is essential.
To book seats, find out more about Enterprise Lectures or to sign up to our mailing list, EMAIL US or phone 01962 827578, or follow one of the online booking links below.
Forthcoming Enterprise Lecture
Wednesday 12 October 2016: Tackling the Housing Crisis
The University of Winchester values collective action for the public good. A basic need of everyone is a decent, affordable home but currently this seems to be beyond the reach of many. We have assembled a panel of experts to discuss the problem and to answer questions from the audience. Our speakers will bring different perspectives to the discussion on what will be a very interesting and stimulating evening.
• Geoff French, Chair of the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership
• Tony Pidgley, Chairman of the Berkeley Group of Companies
• Terri Alafat, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing
• Wayne Hemingway, Principal of Hemingway Design
The panel will be chaired by John Denham, former Secretary of state for Communities and Local Government, now Professor of English Identity and Politics and Director of the University's Centre for English Identity and Politics.
To register your interest in attending, please email us.
Recent Enterprise Lectures
Friday 13 May 2016: Conservationist Chris Packham in conversation with Savannah King and Sam Jones
TV presenter, photographer and conservationist Chris Packham is best known for the BBC's BAFTA-winning The Really Wild Show,
and for fronting Springwatch
Savannah King is President of Winchester Students’ Union; Sam Jones is Head of Communications and Marketing at the University of Winchester.
Chris spoke engagingly about his life in media and his new book, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
, signing copies and answering questions from a packed audience.
Tuesday 23 February 2016: The Revd Richard Coles in conversation with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Elizabeth Stuart
Coles is a priest of the Church of England and Vicar of Finedon in
Northamptonshire, where two of his ancestors were vicars in the 17th
century (the latter was sequestered for malignancy). He has a parallel
career in broadcasting and currently co-presents Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. He appears regularly on television, as a panellist on QI and on Have I Got News For You. He also appears in the ‘Pause For Thought’ slot on Chris Evans’ Radio Two show.
quarter of a century ago he was in the pop band The Communards, which
makes him the only vicar to have had a number one record. He is the
author of Lives of the Improbable Saints and Legends of the Improbable Saints,
accounts of some of the more vivid and surprising holy men and women of
Christian history, and in 2014 Weidenfeld and Nicolson published the
first volume of his autobiography, Fathomless Riches, to wide
acclaim. His academic thesis, on the Greek text of the Epistle to the
Ephesians, rests unread in Leeds University Library. He is a board
member of the local Housing Association, Wellingborough Homes, and also
of the Northampton Community Energy Scheme, building a green power
station for the town's new enterprise zone. He has four dachshunds.