St Mary’s University, Twickenham is to co-host a series of public lectures with the Von Hügel Institute. The series 'Ethical Standards in Public Life' will begin on Wednesday 8 October and will be held at Cambridge University. The Seminars are also co-sponsored by the European Centre, the Centre for International Studies and the research project on e-Democracy, all of which are based in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge.
The opening seminar will take place on Wednesday 8th October. It will be jointly delivered by Dr Rowan Williams (Lord Williams of Oystermouth, Master of Magdalene College, former Archbishop of Canterbury), Prof Paul Bew (Lord Bew, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life) and Paul Vallely (Journalist and writer on religion and ethics). It will set the basis for the series and the speakers will discuss more generally why recent events have caused problems of credibility for public institutions in the eyes of the public, what is meant by ‘ethical values’ and how these can be restored.
St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor Francis Campbell, who will be delivering a lecture in the series, commented, “We are delighted to work with the Von Hügel Institute on this lecture series. As an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund’s I am pleased that we have developed such a platform between St Edmund’s and St Mary’s.”