Press Release

17 January 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting a new season of public lectures this spring.

Dayne Cowan
Dayne Cowan

Once again, a varied line-up of well-known speakers, all experts in their field will talk about topics ranging from arts and literature to nuclear power and Olympic sport.

Highlights of the season include a lecture by Professor John MacGregor CVO, formerly British Ambassador in Warsaw and Vienna and UK Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, speaking on the topic of nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Also speaking is Hugh Robertson MP, Minister for Sport and Olympics looking at the forthcoming London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the opportunities for British sport.

Last season’s lecture by David Crystal OBE, President of the UK National Literacy Association and Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, has been rescheduled for Tuesday 10 May.

His lecture entitled ‘The stories of English – development of the language from Anglo-Saxon times to the present’, in conjunction with the English Speaking Union, takes place at the Canterbury Campus and will focus on the way accents and dialects have evolved in parallel with the standard language and continue to evolve worldwide.

The series debuts with ‘An insight into the visual effects industry’ by Dayne Cowan, Chair of the UK Visual Effects Society and Creative Director Molinare VFX. The lecture takes place at our Broadstairs Campus on Wednesday 26 January.

All lectures begin at 6pm, are open to members of the public and free to attend. For the full programme of public lectures or to book a place, please visit:


Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

• As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
• Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
• Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
• Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.


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