Julian Priestley Memorial Lecture 2023

This year’s Julian Priestley Memorial Lecture will be given by Alastair Campbell with the title 'What one generation does, so the next can undo’.

Alastair Campbell is editor-at-large of The New European, author, podcaster ("The Rest is Politics") and former press spokesman of PM, Tony Blair

The lecture will take place on Thursday 11 May 2023 at Europe House on Smith Square in London (SW1P 3EU), and will be moderated by Mark Mardell.

Doors will open at 17.30, the event itself will start promptly at 18.00. It will conclude at around 19.30, with the premises to be vacated by 20.00. It will also be streamed on-line.

Please RSVP on this page, indicating whether you will be attending in person or watching online, so that we can keep you updated about the event.

Please only select either in person OR online tickets.

Please note that registrations for the physical event will close at 9am on 10 May 2023, and registrations to watch online will close at 4pm on 11 May 2023.


Julian Priestley was one of the first generation of British EU Civil Servants, rising to become its Secretary General from 1997 to 2007.

After his premature death in 2017, a number of his friends decided that a fitting way to mark his European commitment would be to establish an annual lecture in his honour. This lecture is designed to provide an opportunity for prominent speakers to contribute to the ongoing debate about the European Union in the United Kingdom.



May 11, 2023 at 6:00pm - 8pm


Europe House
32 Smith Sq
London SW1P 3EU
United Kingdom
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  • Scott Daniells
    published this page in Events 2023-03-17 16:56:12 +0000