The 87th Roscoe Lecture, on October 27th 2009, was given to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of William Gladstone, the lecture was given by Professor the Lord Alton of Liverpool. Lord Alton is the Patron of our Ficino Society.
For twenty-five years David Alton served as a City Councillor or MP in Liverpool. He was the country’s youngest City Councillor, youngest member of the House of Commons and went on to be the youngest Life Peer. He is a former deputy leader of Liverpool City Council, served as Housing Chairman and as a Merseyside County Councillor.
David is Professor of Citizenship at Liverpool John Moores University and, in1997 he founded the Foundation for Citizenship at theUniversity. As part of this, he established the Roscoe Lecture series and created a Good Citizens award scheme that is operating in 800 schools in the north west of England.
The LJMU Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship makes available free mp3 or ‘podcast’ downloads of its Roscoe Lecture series so that you can hear the audio. The links below when entered into Google should allow you to download a zipped mp3 file to your computer. Once downloaded, the file can be unzipped and transferred to you iPod, portable mp3 player or even burnt to a CD.
You can also download a PDF transcript of the text and slides used during the power point presentation by entering http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/MKG_Global_Docs/The_87th_Roscoe_Lecture_-_Lord_Alton_of_Liverpool.pdf