Enlightenment Lecture: Lord Crisp

Lord Nigel Crisp

Lord Nigel Crisp, former Chief Executive of the NHS, is the next speaker in our Enlightenment Lecture Series.

His lecture, “Turning the World Upside Down: The Search for Global Health in the 21st Century” will examine new approaches to health systems worldwide.

The event will be held in George Square Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 25th May, at 6pm.

The lecture

Lord Crisp will discuss why health systems worldwide need to change and why the time for a new conversation is now.

He will set out a new vision for global health, based on our interdependence, our desire for independence and our rights and accountabilities as citizens of the world.

Sharing the platform to lead the discussion will be Richard Smith, former Editor of the British Medical Journal and Ginny Barbour, Chief Editor of PLoS Medicine.

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Lord Nigel Crisp

Lord Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords and works mainly on international development and global health.

From 2000 to 2006, he was both Chief Executive of the NHS and Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health.

He chairs Sightsavers International and is an advisor, trustee and member of numerous health boards, councils and institutes.

The Enlightenment Lectures

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The University’s Enlightenment Lectures examine aspects of the Enlightenment's legacy in the context of our own fraught and hectic times.

We invite you to join us as global leaders in politics, philosophy, science and economics discuss their views and outlook.

Previous speakers include Steve Jones, Joseph Stiglitz, Daniel Dennett and Irene Khan.

Global Health Academy

Launched in November 2009, our Global Health Academy brings together experts from across the University to tackle global health issues.

The Global Health Academy’s key objectives are to:

  • Offer world leading interdisciplinary postgraduate degrees to help combat global health challenges.
  • Engage in global collaborative research to make life better.
  • Participate and lead in the creation of global health networks and health partnerships.

Event details

Turning the World Upside Down: The Search for Global Health in the 21st CenturyTuesday 25 May 2010, 6pm - 7.45pmGeorge Square Theatre, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ
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Contact details

For more information on this event please contact Deepthi De-Silva Williams.

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