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Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley to take part in Bishop’s Stortford College’s latest Ferguson Lecture Series

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Bishop’s Stortford College’s new Ferguson Lecture Series will focus on the theme, Looking to the Future, with speakers including Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley.

The annual programme of talks was launched in 2007 to encourage healthy debate and discussion on topical issues of the day. They are free and open to everyone.

So far, the series has featured such distinguished speakers as former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, now Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and New Statesman editor, Jason Cowley, who lives in Bishop's Stortford.

During this, the college’s 150th anniversary year, the lecture series will address global issues such as the finite planet, food security, moral and ethical issues, the UK after Brexit and prospects for the English language.

The lectures are:

Thursday, February 28

How Did We Arrive Where We Are? – A brief analysis of the last 150 years with writer, historian and BBC Radio 4's Making History presenter Tom Holland.

Thursday, March 7

The UK post Brexit – with Brendan Simms, professor of the history of international relations, Cambridge University.

Wednesday, March 13

How Sustainable Ways of Life Will Change the Way We Live – with Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

Wednesday, March 20

What Will Influence our Moral Compass in a Secular Age? – with Rev Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London.

Wednesday, May 8

The Future of English, Once a Powerful Tool in Communications, Diplomacy and Politics – with Professor Simon Horobin, faculty of English, Magdalen College Oxford.

Lectures run from 5pm to 6pm. All tickets are free, but as seats are limited, places must be reserved in advance at www.bishopsstortfordcollege.org/3427/bookings

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