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Resounding Success of Norfolk Cambridge Society Lecture

25 April 2022

On 21 April 2022, Norwich School was delighted to welcome on site the Norfolk Cambridge Society for the 12th in their excellent series of public lectures delivered by leading academics.

We were pleased to be back on site in person after recent virtual events and a packed house comprising an inquisitive and appreciative audience of Cambridge University alumni, local intellects, ONs and a contingent of local sixth formers were treated to a very thought-provoking and engaging talk.

The lecture in the Blake Studio was entitled "The British Constitution – its Strengths, Weaknesses and Risks". It was eloquently delivered by the highly respected academic Michael Kenny, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. A lively Q&A session ensued, inevitably covering diverse current topics such as Russia, Boris Johnson and Brexit, which concluded a stimulating evening.

The next lecture will be on 14 June 2022 when Dr Matthew D’Auria, Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of East Anglia, will be speaking on “What is a Nation?” Dr D'Auria is a leading historian and will consider the true nature of nationhood and nationalism, its power to capture hearts and minds and its influence on world stability. This will pave the way for our fourteenth public lecture on 30 September, when Dr Bridget Kendall, Master of Peterhouse and past Senior Foreign Correspondent at the BBC, will talk on “Understanding Russia Today”. Dr Kendall has twice publicly interviewed Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin and will be an exceptional opportunity to hear the views of a leading expert on Russia.

All are welcome to attend. Tickets can be purchased from organiser Geoffrey Smart: geoffreyjnsmart@gmail.com