BEARR Trust Annual Lectures

On the occasion of the relaunch of The BEARR Trust’s Ukraine Appeal an online lecture was given on 4 March 2024 by Dr Olesya Khromeychuk titled “Loss, Defiance, and the Fight for Justice” . The event began with a short update from BEARR Chairman Nicola Ramsden on the achievements of the Appeal so far followed by Olesya’s talk and Q&A. Click here for further details.

Autumn Lecture 2023

On 13 September at 6.30pm UK time Professor Robert van Voren gave our autumn lecture on the theme of “War in Ukraine and mental health: the long-term consequences”. For further details please click here.

30th Anniversary Lecture 2023

On Tuesday 14 March, BEARR’s 30th Anniversary Lecture was given by The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind on the topic “Russia: a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”.

This event was kindly being hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) at their new headquarters in Canary Wharf. Click here for more details.

Autumn Lecture 2022

On Monday 7 November, BEARR was delighted to be joined by former senior editor at The Economist and author of The New Cold War, Edward Lucas, for our Autumn Lecture “Putin’s War: What’s the Endgame?”

Watch the full recording of the lecture here. A lecture report will also be available on our website shortly.

Summer Lecture 2022

On 27 June, trauma surgeon David Nott spoke with Bridget Kendall, the BBC’s former Moscow and Diplomatic Correspondent and a patron of the BEARR Trust, about his inspirational work providing emergency surgical care and training local doctors in Ukraine amid the brutality of war.

Watch the full recording of their conversation here, and read BEARR trustee, Ross Gill’s lecture report here.

Autumn Lecture 2021

On 22 September, human rights lawyers Maria Logan and Anastasia Burakova came together in conversation to discuss the impact of the Russian government’s crackdown on civic activism – and its implications for the future in a lecture titled, “Media and civil society under attack in Russia: What can we do?”

Watch the full recording here and read BEAR trustee, Ross Gill’s lecture report here.

Summer Lecture 2021

On May 12, journalist and ‘Moneyland’ author, Oliver Bullough, gave BEARR’s annual summer lecture on, “The Londongrad Laundromat and its consequences”. The event was chaired by Financial Times contributing editor John Lloyd. You can watch the full recording here and read BEAR trustee, Ross Gill’s report on the lecture here.

Spring Lecture 2021

On Thursday 18 February 2021 at 17.00 UK time, The BEARR Trust held its first Spring Lecture as an online webinar. Guest speaker, Nigel Gould-Davies spoke on the topic, “Belarus: what happened and what next?”

Watch the full recording here. You can also read BEARR trustee, Ross Gill’s report on the lecture here.

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