Speeches by Professor Deborah Prentice (Vice-Chancellor 2023–)

2023

Inaugural address, 5 July 2023

Speeches by Dr Anthony Freeling (Acting Vice-Chancellor 2022–23)

2022

The annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2022

Speeches by Professor Stephen J Toope (Vice-Chancellor 2017–22)

2022

University matters? The University of Cambridge in an increasingly complex world, Homerton College, 8 June 2022

2021

The annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2021

2020

The annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2020

2019

The annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2019

The role of Universities as dynamic catalysts for change, Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, 30 May 2019

Keynote address, Peking University, China, 24 March 2019

The role of universities in fostering social change, CCI Seminar, Cambridge, 6 March 2019

Keynote address, Ashoka University, India, 13 February 2019

Making the case for universities: how do we best tell our story? Council for the Defence of British Universities, 31 January 2019

2018

Speech at Let’s Talk About Race event, 17 October 2018

The annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2018

Keynote address, Aga Khan Centre, London, 29 September 2018

Knowledge capital and development for all, China Development Forum, 24 March 2018

2017

Inaugural speech, 2 October 2017

Speeches by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (Vice-Chancellor 2010–17)

2017

“Putting new wine into old bottles”, Vice-Chancellor’s farewell reception, 3 July 2017

The Cambridge of Tomorrow, Inaugural Kate Pretty Lecture, 17 Feb 2017

2016

Response to 4 October 2016 Nature editorial, 11 October 2016

A global community, the annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2016

Contributing to society: excellence, trust and the public good, Keynote address to the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, University of California, 27 September 2016, Berkeley

Global collaboration in the face of global challenges, Speech by Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge Indian Institute of Science, 16 September 2016

Closing Ceremony, College of Europe, Natolin Campus, Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin Promotion, 2015/16 Academic Year, 16 June 2016

Advancement of Science in Africa Through Education, Opening Remarks, NEF Global Gathering, Dakar, Senegal Plenary Panel 3, “Advancement of Science in Africa Through Education”, 9 March 2016

We are international; but we are European first, Closing keynote address delivered at the International Higher Education Forum 2016, 1 March 2016

2015

Partnership, the annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2015

Keynote address, The International Exhibition and conference on higher education, 16 April 2015

The role and responsibilities of universities in Europe's revival, 13 March 2015

2014

Responsibility, the annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2014

2013

Choices and responsibility, the annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2013

Universities and the poorest billion, Richard Larkins Oration, Monash University, 11 April 2013

2012

The Scale of our Ambition, the annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2012

The research university of the future, League of European Research Universities (LERU) 10th Anniversary Conference, Barcelona, 10 May 2012

2011

The New Imperatives, the annual address of the Vice-Chancellor to the University, 1 October 2011

What can Europe expect of its universities?, EU Ministerial Conference on the European Research Area, Sopot, Poland, 20 July 2011

2010

Shared Values and Visions, Inaugural address to the University, 1 October 2010

Speeches by Professor Dame Alison Richard (Vice-Chancellor 2003–10)

2009

Deliberate Diversity: Cambridge and the UK Higher Education System, Annual Address to the Regent House, 1 October 2009

2008

Masters and Scholars: Cambridge, community, and the evolving role of former students, Annual Address to the Regent House, 1 October 2008

Quality, Talent and Diversity in the UK university system, Speech to open the Universities UK Annual Conference in Cambridge, 10 September 2008

2007

The Distant Fen: Cambridge in the World, Annual Address to the Regent House, 1 October 2007

2006

The Well-educated Undergraduate, Annual Address to the Regent House, 2 October 2006

2005

Public and Private: Universities, Government, and Society, Annual Address to the Regent House, 1 October 2005

2004

High Ambition, Annual address to the Regent House, 1 October 2004

2003

Values, Leadership and Change, Inaugural address to the Regent House, 1 October 2003