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Hinton lectures

Nicholas HintonFollowing the death of Nicholas Hinton, NCVO decided to establish an annual lecture to mark his memory and to take forward the many issues that he championed during his life.

Nicholas Hinton had a long history of working in the voluntary sector, both generally and with individual voluntary organisations, notably Save the Children Fund and NACRO. He was also a Director of NCVO. His impact on the sector was profound and lasting and he was widely respected both in the UK and internationally.

The annual Nicholas Hinton lecture is the sector’s way of ensuring that his critical contribution is remembered.

Past lectures

2019 – Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal 

2019’s lecture was delivered by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal 

2018 – Owen Jones

2018’s lecture ‘Corbyn's Labour, charities and volunteering: what should the left's approach look like?’ was given by Owen Jones

Read a transcript of this lecture

2017 – Rt Hon the Baroness Warsi

2017's lecture 'Connection, not coexistence: Building bridges between communities' was given by The Rt Hon the Baroness Warsi.

Download the transcript of this lecture (PDF, 96KB)

2016 – Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins gave the 2016 lecture on the theme of 'White Heat: why technology changes everything'

Download the transcript of this lecture (PDF, 75KB)

2015 – Rt Hon Sir John Major

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH gave the 2015 lecture on the theme of 'a nation at ease with itself'.



2014 – Lord Phillips of Sudbury

Andrew Phillips (Lord Phillips of Sudbury) gave the 2014 lecture on the theme of 'Whither the Common Good? Community Life and Civic Identity in Flux'.

Download the transcript for this lecture (Word, 59kb).

Previous speakers

  • 2013 – Rt Hon Peter Riddell
  • 2012 – Senator George Mitchell
  • 2011 – Baroness Williams of Crosby
  • 2010 – Baroness Onora O'Neil of Bengrave
  • 2009 – Sir John Tusa
  • 2008 – Simon Jenkins
  • 2007 – Geoff Mulgan
  • 2006 – Ed Miliband MP
  • 2005 – David Cameron MP
  • 2004 – Dr Rowan Williams
  • 2003 – Lord Raymond Plant
  • 2002 – Dr Indarjit Singh
  • 2001 – John Lloyd
  • 2000 – Sir Richard Wilson
  • 1999 – Sir Samuel Brittan
  • 1998 – Baroness Warnock


Attendance at the Hinton lecture is by invitation only. 

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