UoN presents: A public lecture with Sir John Sawers

  • Start Date: February 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm
  • End Date: February 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm
  • Event Link: https://forms.office.com/e/vgR0rZdVaQ
  • Location: University of Nottingham, University Park Campus
  • Ticket Price: 0.00

Please join us on Thursday 16 February as we welcome University of Nottingham alumnus, Sir John Sawers, back to campus.

Sir John has 36 years of experience in diplomacy and intelligence, culminating in five years as Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) until he left public service in 2014.

As MI6 Chief, he was a member of the UK National Security Council and the Joint Intelligence Committee, contributing to the strategies and policy decisions on how to promote and protect British interests around the World.

He led the Service through a period of international political upheaval and high terrorist threat, including against the 2012 London Olympics.  He also modernised the way the Service works and created a more open approach to public accountability.

When: Thursday 16 February, 5:30 pm
Where: University of Nottingham, University Park Campus NG7 2RD


  • 5.30pm: Introduction by Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE, Chancellor, University of Nottingham
  • 5.35pm: Public lecture followed by Q&A session

If you are able to attend this event, please register using the link above by Friday 3 February 2023.

Joining instructions will be sent out about a week prior to the event. These will include  general event information and directions to the venue, parking, etc.

This lecture is being held in conjunction with the School of Politics and International Relations and the Centre for the Study of Subversion, Unconventional Interventions and Terrorism (SUIT).

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January 12th, 2023 at 5:31 pm

Emmanuel Obi

Love to attend.

January 24th, 2023 at 4:27 pm

Malcolm Matthews

looks interesting.

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