The NCUP holds an Annual General Meeting and such other Special Assemblies as may be called by the Council or requested by at least 20 members.

Annual General Meetings have been held each year since 1990.

The next AGM  will take place on 21st March 2016.  



Previous years’ speakers at the Annual Education Lecture are listed below:

2015 The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, “The State of UK Universities, and the Case for Higher Education”.

2014 Professor Diana Laurillard, “The Cruel Myths and Basic Maths of MOOCS”.

2013 Lord Professor Martin Rees, “How Should our Universities Change?”

2012 Professor Howard Hotson, “A Radical Reform of British Universities:  ~Is it Needed?”.

2011 Professor Ugur Tuzun, “Funding of UK Universities”.

2010 David Willetts MP, ‘The Conservative Approach to Universities’ and Baroness Garden, ‘The Liberal Approach to Higher Education’

2009 Bahram Bekhradnia, HEPI, ‘The use, abuse (and often absence) of evidence in HE policy making’

2008  Boris Johnson MP, Challenges  for  Higher  Education  in  the  21st Century.

2007  Anna Fazackerley, Future of our Universities out of our Control: Why academics must seize the debate.

2006  Professor Gavin C Reid, Retrospective and Prospective: lessons from the past life, and possible strategies for the future life, of the NCUP.

2005  Professor Steven Schwartz, The University as a Public Good, and its Ethical Implications.

2004  Professor Peter Scott, The Impact of Globalisation on Universities.