Events

Roscoe Lecture - Dame Lorna Muirhead

Community Event

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
13th September 2017 17:00 - 19:00

Merseyside's Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy will be attended a Roscoe lecture by Lord-Lieutenant Dame Lorna Muirhead.

Marking her 75th birthday and her very last engagement as Lord-Lieutenant, Dame Lorna will present a lecture entitled A Tale of Two Lives - Midwife to Lord Lieutenant, giving a fascinating insight of her journey of being a midwife to that of the personal representative of the Sovereign on Merseyside.

The talk is part of the Rosce Lecture series which was launched by Liverpool John Moores University in November 1997 to provide an open platform for debate on topics of public interest.

Today, they are one of the UK’s largest public lecture series, regularly attracting audiences of more than 800 people. 

The Roscoe Lectures play an important part in the intellectual life of Merseyside, helping to foster informed debate, broaden horizons and perspectives, and uphold the crucial spirit of intellectual inquiry and free speech in which Roscoe passionately believed.

Since 1997, LJMU has delivered 120 lectures, featuring a wide range of speakers, including HRH Prince of Wales, The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Presidents of Ireland and Ghana, and Sir Brian Leveson, now Chancellor of LJMU, and both the past and present Chief Constables of Merseyside Police, Sir Jon Murphy and Andy Cooke.

To book ticket(s) please call the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box Office on 0151 709 3789 or book online here.

About Dame Lorna Muirhead DCVO DBE

Dame Lorna came to Liverpool in 1965 and worked as a midwife for 40 years spending most of that time at the Liverpool Maternity Hospital and the Liverpool Women's Hospital. Her passion was the care of labouring women and over this time she delivered many Liverpool babies sharing many joys with Liverpool families.

In 1994, Dame Lorna was elected to the Council of her professional body, The Royal College of Midwives, which is the oldest and largest midwifery organisation in the World. Three years later, she was elected President of The Royal College of Midwives and served for seven years as a National and International Ambassador for Midwives. Her contribution and passion for midwives, midwifery, women and their families was acknowledged in 2000 when she was appointed Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to midwifery.

In 2003, she was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside and in 2006, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside. In 2017, Dame Lorna was appointed a Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) by Her Majesty the Queen, for services to the Crown.