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Marshall Plus

‘Marshall Plus’ is an extracurricular programme of events and opportunities which aims to expose every Marshall Scholar to British government, institutions and culture at the level of both policy and practice.  It complements the experience of Britain which Scholars gain from their academic course of study.  The programme includes events to which all Scholars are invited and which focus on understanding British government and public life.

Marshall Plus Lectures and Visits


21 January 2020               Mr Aaqil Ahmed Former Head of Religion and Ethics for the BBC, and former Head of Multicultural Programming for Channel 4

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7 March 2019                     Mr Lindsay Boswell, CEO FareShare       

“Fighting Hunger and Food Waste in the UK.”

7-10 April 2019                  Marshall Scholar Visit to Northern Ireland

19 November 2019         Mr Mark McGreevy OBE - CEO of Depaul International and Founder of the Institute of Global Homelessness

"Global Homelessness - A Bird's Eye View"

4 December 2019             Visit to the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth


26 January 2018                Dr Steve Brusatte - Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, 2006 Marshall Scholar         

The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs”

6 March 2018                     Lord Chris Smith – Former Chairman of the Environment Agency              

Why the Environment and Climate Change Matter More than Ever.”

8-11 April 2018                  Marshall Scholar Visit to Manchester and Liverpool

25 April 2018                      Visit to the UK Supreme Court   

Hosted by the President of the Supreme Court Baroness Hale

20 November 2018          Baroness Shami Chakrabarti – Former Director of Liberty             

“My Leadership Story”

7 December 2018             Visit to the Churchill War Rooms


11 February 2017              Visit to the Imperial War Museum Duxford

9 March 2017                     Professor Sir Tom Devine OBE – Emeritus Professor University of Edinburgh

“The Break up of the United Kingdom? Scotland and the Movement for National Independence, 1999 to the Present”

18-24 April 2017               Marshall Scholar Visit to Wales

27 April 2017                      Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE- Former Head of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)               

“Brexit, National Security and the Special Relationship”

29 June 2017                      Professor Neena Modi- President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

“The National Health Service”

15 November 2017          Professor Sir Hew Strachan – Professor University of St Andrews              

“Britain and the American Entry into the First World War, 1917”

6 December 2017             Visit to Bleinheim Palace


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6-8 April 2016                    Marshall Scholar Visit to Scotland

11 December 2016           Dickens Museum Visit  

Guided tour with Director Dr Cindy Sughrue, 1985 Marshall Scholar


4 March 2015                     Tour of the Churchill War Rooms

14-18 April 2015               Marshall Scholar Visit to Northern Ireland

17 June 2015                      Dr Gillian Wolfe CBE – Former Director of Learning and Public affairs at Dulwich Picture Gallery 

“Crossing Boundaries-Bringing Fine Art to Ordinary People.”


27 January 2014                Sir Stuart Etherington -  CEO National Council for Voluntary Organisations 

“The State of Civil Society in the UK”

6-9 April 2014                    Marshall Scholar Visit to Scotland

23 July 2014                        Tour of the Exhibition of Italian Fashion Post War at the Victoria and Albert Musuem, including a talk by Assistant Curator Lucia Savi

10 November 2014         Professor Chris Abell- Professor, University of Cambridge            

“Spinning out of Chemistry -Combining Academic Science and Entrepreneurship”


12 January 2013                Tour with Choral Matins of Temple Church  

Talk with Rev Robin Griffith-Jones- Master of Temple

7-10 April 2013                  Marshall Scholar Visit to Wales

21 May 2013                      Mr Malcom Dean – Retired Journalist    

Watergate Heroes or Reptilian Villains? The state of the Press in the UK”

9 December 2013             Professor Kaye Wellings              - Professor LSHTM         

“More Sex Please We Are British: Findings from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles”