The 2022 Lord Caradon Lecture will take place @ 7pm @ Plymouth Marjon University on 27 February 2023

The Trustees of the Lord Caradon Lectures Trust are delighted to announce that the delayed 2022 lecture will still be given by Mark Sedwill, Baron Sedwill of Sherborne, who was Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service (2018-20), National Security Adviser (2017-20), Permanent Secretary at the Home Office (2013-17), and British Ambassador and NATO Representative in Afghanistan (2009-11). Before that he had a diplomatic and security career serving in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan.

His subject is timely – “Security Challenges in the Next Decade: How should we respond?”

We will be delivering the lecture in the usual format with a live lecture with a question and answer period followed by a reception. Please note that we are commencing the lecture at 7pm, earlier than we usually do.  Please use the form opposite to register your attendance – this will give us an indication of numbers likely to attend.  There is ample free parking at Plymouth Marjon University and there will be guides to show you the way to Entrance 3 and the Quad Theatre.  We would ask that you are in your seats by 6.45pm and please make the university aware of any food allergies you may have by emailing the information to

Mark Sedwill, Baron Sedwill of Sherborne KCMG FRGS, is Chairman of the Atlantic Futures Forum and a cross-bench member of the House of Lords. He recently chaired a G7 Panel on Global Economic Resilience. He is a member of Rothschild & Co’s Supervisory Board and Senior Independent Director of Lloyd’s of London.

Educated at St Andrews and Oxford Universities, Lord Sedwill is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Institute of Directors, an Honorary Fellow of Oxford University and of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and a Distinguished Fellow of RUSI. He is President of the Special Forces Club, a member of the IISS Advisory Council, the RNLI Council and the HALO Trust board, an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Marines and an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple. He is also the recipient of several awards and honours for national and international public service.