Lord Puttnam of Queensgate has delivered the 2009 Kennedy Lecture, at the University of York. The event was hosted at the university by NGS York.
In his introduction, the Society’s National President, James Townsend, described Lord Puttnam as ‘not a politician, but a man in politics.’
Speaking at the climax of the scandal surrounding MPs’ expenses, Lord Puttnam directed his talk at the need for a strong political system. In particular, he highlighted the pressing concern of climate change, but also addressed the wider problems of education and global human sustainability. The full text of Lord Puttnam’s lecture can be found here.
Later, Lord Puttnam took questions on a range of issues.
After the lecture, members and officers of the Society adjournerd to the Deramore Arms for the inaugural Kennedy Barbecue.