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Listen now - Shirley Williams on peace and conflict

On 21 October Baroness Shirley Williams gave the 2014 Gladstone Lecture at St James the Less, Pimlico, on how we can promote peace in a conflict-ridden world.

We are pleased to be able to publish the transcript and audio recording of Shirley's lecture, so that you too may be able to share in the insight and challenges she gave us.  

The transcript is available here.

To listen to the audio recording click the attachment below.


Shirley Williams has extensive knowledge and experience in international affairs from a life-time of politics and is also a Catholic. Growing up during the Second World War with parents who were prominent pacifists, Shirley's career has involved deep engagement with international affairs, including being Gordon Brown's Adviser on nuclear proliferation while he was Prime Minister. She currently serves as an active Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords and is Professor Emerita of Electoral Politics at Harvard University. 

Outline of the recording timings

  • Introductions - 0:00 - 7:50
  • Shirley's speech - 07:55 - 52:00
  • Q & A - 52:10 - 1:26:55

Listen here:

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