Annual Newsam Memorial Lecture 2018

06 March 2018
College of Policing, Ryton
Managed By: Jane Mayor


In partnership with the Police Training Authority Trust, we are delighted to invite you to the annual Newsam Memorial Lecture hosted by the College of Policing on the 6 March 2018.

Since 1965, the Newsam Lecture has been delivered 'upon a subject of public importance connected with the administration of justice or the discharge of police functions'. Past speakers include Lord Scarman; Sir Gus O'Donnell; Professor Tracey Mears, Professor of Law, Yale School of Law; and the current Prime Minister Theresa May. The inaugural lecture in 1965 was delivered by Lord Devlin and titled 'Police in a Changing Society', while last year's speaker was Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge.

The event provides an opportunity for you to debate the big issues in policing and network with current and future leaders within policing.

This year Dr Hilary Cottam will provide a thought provoking contribution to the debate on the current policing model and its impact on increasing areas of demand such as vulnerability. Dr Cottam is an internationally acclaimed innovator and social entrepreneur. Her award winning work includes designing new approaches to ageing, employment and health services and she is a regular commentator in international and national media.

To book your place, please return the booking form to

We do hope you will be able to attend this important event and very much look forward to seeing you.  In order to guarantee your place please return your form as soon as possible, and no later than Tuesday 27 February, 2018.

Speaker detail

​Dr Hilary Cottam is an internationally acclaimed innovator and social entrepreneur, whose focus is on how people can bring about radical social change.

She has advised governments, companies and third sector organisations in the UK and internationally, as well as being a regular commentator in the media.


18.00 Registration and welcome
18:30 Introductions from the CEO of the College of Policing, followed by the Newsam Memorial Lecture
19:30 Closing remarks from the Chair of the College of Policing followed by refreshments and networking.

Contact Details

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