Recorded on: Wednesday 12th May 2021


Join Principal John Bowers QC in conversation with Hugh Hildesley MBE, Executive Vice President, Senior Business Development, Sotheby's.

Generously supported by Robert & Lynne Krainer


Recorded on: Wednesday 17th March 2021


Following the success of the first Conversation on the subject, John Bowers QC will be in conversation with Professor William James and Professor Philip Goulder, discussing what we know and do not know about Covid-19.  This time they will be joined by Professor Ellie Barnes, Professor of Hepatology and Experimental Medicine at the Nuffield Department of Medicine.


Recorded on: Wednesday 24th February 2021


Join us for a discussion on the particular impact that the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns have had and continue to have on the LGBTQ+ community, chaired by James Blythe (Classics, 2010), Head of Covid Response, Local Government Finance, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.


Recorded on: Tuesday 19th January 2021


Join Principal John Bowers QC in conversation with Lord John Mann, The Government's Independent Adviser on Antisemitism, member of the House of Lords and former MP for Bassetlaw, as they discuss antisemitism and how to tackle it.

Generously supported by Robert & Lynne Krainer


Recorded on: Tuesday 11 November 2020

Join former Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull (1978) in an open discussion hosted by Principal John Bowers QC on the economic and political fallout of Covid on Australia and its neighbours.

Generously supported by Robert & Lynne Krainer


Recorded on: Wednesday 21 October 2020

Martin Forde QC, Rajan Datar, and Hannah Cusworth discuss the wide-ranging issues associated with racial identity in modern society. The panel draw on their own thoughts and experiences to discuss topics including Black history, the education system, micro-aggressions, tokenism.

Generously supported by Robert & Lynne Krainer


Recorded on: 25 June 2020

The 'think in' was chaired by the Principal of Brasenose John Bowers QC, and discussion will be encouraged by a number of experts covering the economic, cultural and political fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic including:

Professor Robert Krainer
Finance & Investment Banking, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr Michelle Dipp
Life Sciences Investor

Michelle Forrest
Global Leader, Alumni Strategy & Engagement at McKinsey & Company

His Excellency Dominic Barton
Canadian Ambassador to China

Dr Kurt Beyer
Faculty Director, University of California
Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups

Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson
3 Star General former US Air Force Superintendent and Senior Vice President NBA

Dr Shan Nair
President of Nucleus. Expert on Economic Growth in foreign markets

Lionel Wigram
Film Producer for Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Richard Wolffe
MSNBC Commentator and US Correspondent for The Guardian

The 'think in' was open to all BNC alumni and friends in the USA and Canada.

Recorded on: Tuesday 16 June 2020

Join the Principal in conversation with Professor Diane Coyle CBE (Economist, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, author, and Honorary Fellow) and Tim Harford OBE ('The Undercover Economist', Financial Times columnist, BBC broadcaster - well known for 'More Or Less', author and BNC alumnus).

Generously supported by Robert & Lynne Krainer 


Recorded on: Wednesday 6 November 2019

Amersi Foundation Lecture Room

Chaired by John Bowers QC

With Professor Andrew Burrows QC, Professor Helen Scott and Professor William Swadling

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