What has the University of Cambridge done for us?

Kate Pretty

Over 200 guests visited Homerton College this Friday for the inaugural Kate Pretty Lecture, 'The Cambridge of Tomorrow', delivered by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz FRS.

The lecture addressed to the University’s role as a community of experts, at a time of decreased trust – and asked how Cambridge, as a university and as a city, can continue thriving despite the UK’s exit from the European Union.  Sir Leszek looked to a future of greater income equality in the Cambridge region, and a University with an enhanced regional as well as global impact:

“If society at large cannot see that the research we carry out helps to save lives and to improve livelihoods, from East Anglia to East Africa, then it is on us to make sure it knows.”

This new annual lecture honours Dr Kate Pretty CBE, Principal of Homerton College (1991-2013) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (2004-2010), responsible for international strategy, outreach, lifelong learning, and museums and libraries. An archaeologist, Dr Pretty served as President of the Council for British Archaeology from 2008-2013.

A full text of the lecture given and a video recording will be made avaliable soon.