A Conversation with Kim Darroch – at 7pm on 29 June 2021.

You can watch a recording of the lecture using this link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/mEhQZ-udGTY

The Trustees of the Lord Caradon Lectures Trust are delighted to tell you that the much delayed 2020 Lord Caradon Lecture will take place online at 7pm on 29 June 2021.



29 JUNE 2021 at 7pm


As you may recall he served as British Ambassador to the United States between January 2016 and December 2019.  He resigned his post on 10 July 2019 following the leak of diplomatic cables in which he had been critical of the Trump administration.  He has since written a book – Collateral Damage: Britain, America, and Europe in the Age of Trump.

As before we intend to run the lecture in the form of “A Conversation with Kim Darroch” with Martyn Oates, BBC South West’s Political Editor and a Caradon Trustee, hosting the event.  Having missed our opportunity to hold the lecture during the final blows of the 2020 US election, we have asked Lord Darroch to begin with his reflections on subsequent events and Biden’s first 6 months in office.  There will be a mechanism for posing questions to Kim Darroch in advance – should you wish to do so please send them to events@marjon.ac.uk with the heading Caradon Lecture and including your name (rather like the current mechanism on Radio 4’s Any Questions) – this mechanism will close on 25 June but there will also be a way to pose questions on the night.  We cannot guarantee to get to all the questions but will do our best.

The event will be streamed live over the over Plymouth Marjon University’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarjonUni/) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCgy6Htwe-5bvkhwH_yiSlw) channels.