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High-profile talks in triplicate

07 November 2008

Cardiff University’s status as a venue for high-level discussion and debate is underlined with the presence of three prominent speakers tonight. (Friday 7 November 2008)

Globalization and ethics, the credit crunch and the environment, and devolution and law-making will be examined by, respectively, a former President of Ireland, a senior policy-maker in the CBI and a Lord Justice of Appeal.

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and founder of the Ethical Globalization Initiative, will deliver the first Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture at the Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre. Matthew Farrow, Head of Environment Policy at the CBI will deliver the annual National Assembly Sustainable Energy Group Phil Williams Memorial Lecture at the Wallace Lecture Theatre in Main Building. Lord Justice Thomas will deliver the Law School Annual Lecture at Cardiff Law School.

Tickets are no longer available for President Mary Robinson’s lecture. The Matthew Farrow lecture is free and open to staff, students and the public, with a reception in the VJ Gallery from 6pm and the talk starting at 6.30pm. Lord Justice Thomas’ lecture will be held at 6.30pm, following a reception at 5.30pm, at Cardiff Law School. Admission to both the reception and lecture is free and open to the public, as well as staff and students of Cardiff University. For more information please contact John Ryder on 029 208 75364 or email

Ethical Globalization

Commerce and Climate Change: Taking Care of Business or Fuelling the Carbon Crunch?

Law Making at Cardiff, Westminster and Brussels: Access to Justice and the Rule of Law