Lord Mayor’s Gresham Lecture 2020
9 January, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Lord Mayor’s Gresham Lecture 2020
The subject of this year’s Lord Mayor’ Gresham Lecture, which is part of the continuing Annual Lord Mayor’s Lecture series, is “Culture, Creativity and the Culture Mile”.
Gresham College would welcome all members of Livery Companies to attend this lecture, which will be given in the Old Library at Guildhall, commencing at 6pm on Thursday 9 January 2020, and will be followed by a drinks reception. Entrance is free, but all attendees are required to register at https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/culture-creativity. So that the Company may be aware of which of it’s members are attending, we would also be grateful if you would let the organiser know the names of anyone who has registered to attend.
The City of London is not only a great place to do business but also has a rich and vibrant cultural offer making it a great place to live, learn, work and visit. It is home to the Culture Mile, including the Barbican, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London Symphony Orchestra And Museum of London, who are leading the animation of the whole neighbourhood with imaginative collaborations and events.
The lecture will highlight the significant social and economic impact of culture on the City, London and the UK, highlighting the connectivity between trade, innovation and culture. Speakers will include:
William Russell, the Lord Mayor of the City of London
Kathryn McDowell CBE, DL – Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra
Lynne Williams – Principal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE – Director of the Barbican Centre
Sharon Ament – Director of the Museum of London