Annual General Meetings

Annual General Meetings


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.

A distinguished invited speaker usually starts the afternoon meeting with a talk on a relevant topic.

Previous years’ speakers are listed below:

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.