The Perse School

Community Lecture – ‘Can we maintain sustainable high growth in Cambridge?’

Date: 30 Jan 2019, 19.30 - 21.00
Location: The Perse Upper School, Hills Road, CB2 8QF
Price: Free

The Perse hosts a termly community lecture, in partnership with The Cambridge Building Society.

Our Lent Term lecture will be given by The Hon Matthew Bullock, Master of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge and Vice-Chairman of Cambridge Ahead.

About the speaker
A banker with 40 years’ experience of commercial and investment banking, Mr Bullock has a long connection with Cambridge and the University, where he read History at Peterhouse. He was a member of the University’s Audit Committee from 1999-2012. Mr Bullock was a founding member of the Judge Business School Advisory Board and its longest serving member (1985-2002), and Chairman of the Advisory Board for the ESRC Centre for Business Research. He also created with Professor Peter Nolan the Cambridge China Big Business Programme of seminars, that later became the China Enterprise Leadership Programme. He was Chairman of International House, an English Language School, and served as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Business Development Committees of the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke’s). From 2013-16 he was Chairman of Transforming Pathology Partnership, a joint venture between seven NHS trusts in East Anglia to combine their pathology services into a single organisation. In the earlier part of his career, he was heavily involved in the Cambridge Phenomenon, notably as a local Barclays bank manager and subsequently as the head of the bank’s technology financing team. Mr Bullock was a member of the UK Cabinet Advisory Committee on Applied Research and Development during the mid 1980s. His experience in the technology sector resulted in his appointment as Chairman of TAP Biosystems plc (1999-2012).


The lecture is free of charge and open to everyone in the community, whether or not they have a connection with The Perse. Due to capacity restrictions, entry will be by ticket only.

Tickets for this lecture will go on general release at 10am on Monday 10 December 2018.
Advance booking for Cambridge Building Society members will be available from 10am on Saturday 8 December.

If you have any questions about the lecture please contact Erin Charles at or by telephone at 01223 403808.

You can read about past community lectures here.

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