Vincent Strudwick Lecture

This year’s Kellogg College Vincent Strudwick Lecture on Religion in Public Life, “Civility in Public Life” will be given by Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger.

MPs, often women, are leaving politics at this forthcoming election. They cite the bullying, threats and general intimidation they have been experiencing. The idea you can disagree and remain friends, or at least colleagues, is fast disappearing. What has happened to our public life to make the common courtesies disappear, and make MPs feel so threatened?

The lecture will be followed by an audience discussion led by Professor Jane Shaw.

All are welcome to this free lecture, but booking is essential.


Julia Neuberger is Senior Rabbi of the West London Synagogue, a cross bench Peer in the House of Lords, former CEO of the King’s Fund, and a founding Trustee of the Walter and Liesel Schwab charitable trust, set up in memory of her parents. She is also a Trustee of Full Fact, a Trustee of the Rayne Foundation, Trustee of the Van Leer Group Foundation and Chair of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. She chaired the Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway for Dying Patients in 2013 also was Vice Chair, Mental Health Act Independent Review 2017-2018. She is Chair of University College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and will become chair of Independent Age from October 2019. Her latest book on Antisemitism (Orion Books) was published in May 2019.