Return of the Cornwall Lecture


Californian entrepreneur and former BBC Dragon, Doug Richard, will be the keynote speaker as the Cornwall Lecture makes its return next month.

Doug Richard
Doug Richard

The event, which takes place on November 18 during Global Entrepreneurship Week, is being relaunched by Plymouth University and law firm Stephens Scown LLP.

Drawing inspiration from the Cornish motto ‘One and All’, Richard’s lecture ‘Our new Industrial Revolution: Opportunity for One and All’ will focus on how new technologies are in the process of transforming all businesses and how by exploiting them, Cornwall can once again become a “beacon of prosperity”.

Following Richard’s address, this year will also see a panel debate, featuring various representatives from key sectors of Cornwall’s economy.

Stephens Scown chairman, Michael Beadel, said: “I am pleased to be able to work with Plymouth University to bring back the Cornwall Lecture.

“It has played an important role in helping set the agenda for the economic and social development of the County and its relaunch now is timely. I look forward to hearing Doug’s talk and the debate it will no doubt stimulate.”

The Cornwall Lecture is free of charge and will take place at the Hall for Cornwall on Tuesday, November 18 at 6pm. Anyone interested in attending should register by clicking here.