CANCELLED - The Salford Lectures: Lord Giddens - "Turbulent and Mighty Continent: what future for Europe?"

Tuesday 11 March 2003 6.00pm - Tuesday 11 March 2003 7.00pm
Venue: Chapman Building, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford, Salford, M5 4WT
Event Type: Public Lectures


The University is delighted to host a special Salford Lecture delivered by Professor Lord Tony Giddens. Lord Giddens is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. The lecture, entitled 'What future for Europe?’, delves into the content of his new book 'Turbulent and Mighty Continent'.

Tony Giddens says: “The next six months are likely to be vital for Europe's future. How can its divisions be muted and a common sense of purpose be achieved? Where will growth come from? Can a return to prosperity be achieved? What future, if any, is there for the UK within the European Union? In the lecture I shall argue that these questions can only be asked by looking beyond Europe itself and hence by considering issues that apply to the industrialised world as a whole.”

Born in 1938 in Edmonton, London, Tony Giddens is perhaps Britain’s best-known sociologist. He was the first member of his family to go to college and went on study at the University of Hull and the London School of Economics. He has taught at the University of Leicester and subsequently at Cambridge, where he was Professor of Sociology. He is currently a Life Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and was made a Life Peer in May 2004. He is considered to be one of the most prominent modern contributors in the field of sociology and the author of at least 34 books.

Tony’s impact upon politics has been profound. His advice has been sought by political leaders from Asia, Latin America and Australia, as well as from the US and Europe. He has had a major impact on the evolution of New Labour in the UK. He took part in the original Blair-Clinton dialogues from 1997 onwards.

Places are limited for this lecture, so please complete the registration form to confirm attendance.

Admission: Free

For further information on the Salford Lecture series, please contact Sarah Christie, Events Officer, at or via 0161 295 5275.