Gerald Walters 46th Memorial Lecture with Sir Anthony Seldon

12th September 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Edge
University of Bath
Claverton Down, Bath
The Events and Ceremonies Team

On 12 September, we will welcome leading authority on contemporary British history and education and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, Sir Anthony Seldon to speak at the Gerald Walters 46th Memorial Lecture.

Sir Anthony Seldon’s lecture is entitled ’11 Cabinet Secretaries 1916-2016 – the most powerful men in Britain.’ The Cabinet Office was created exactly 100 years ago, and is the beating heart of the British state, which ensures the Cabinet and Whitehall runs properly, that Britain survives military and economic crisis, overseas intelligence and security, and liaises with Europe, the Commonwealth and the G7/8/20. It has been headed by just 11 remarkable individuals in those 100 years, many more impressive, and several more influential than the PMs they served. This lecture will take the roof off the Cabinet Office and allow you to peer deep inside. Anthony Seldon’s book on the Cabinet Office 1916-2016 will be published in December.

We are pleased that prior to the lecture Sir Anthony Seldon will receive an Honorary Degree from the University. This honour celebrates both his outstanding work and the University’s 50th anniversary year.

The Gerald Walters Memorial Lecture Series is named after Dr Gerald Walters, who was the first Reader in the Humanities at the University and established himself for both his scholarship and political achievements. He is credited with bringing recognition across the University of the value of understanding the nature of society in a largely scientific and technological institution. After his sudden death at an early age in 1970, the University established the Gerald Walters Memorial Lecture as the first public series following the granting of the University’s charter in 1966 and its arrival to Bath.



This event is free but please register your attendance in advance.


Target Audience

This event is open to all.