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Northumbria Public Lecture Series: Professor John Wilson

Northumbria University


Professor John Wilson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Business and Law

Insights into the Evolution of British Business

Lecture Theatre 002, Business and Law Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne 

Refreshments will be available from 6pm


Professor Wilson has been researching British business history for almost forty years and has published fifteen books and over seventy journal articles and chapters, which offer a range of insights into the way British business has evolved over the last 250 years. 

This lecture will provide an overview of the key trends that have affected performance and impact, including an assessment of how historians from other countries view these areas. These historical insights will also feed directly into current policy issues that will affect the UK’s ability to generate wealth and flourish in an increasingly competitive environment. His lecture will focus on the impact of these factors on regional development in the North East, highlighting challenges and opportunities for the future.

About the Speaker

Professor Wilson has been Pro Vice-Chancellor in the Faculty of Business and Law since January this year, he was previously the Director of Newcastle University Business School. 

His previous roles have included Professor of Strategy and Director of Programmes at the University of Liverpool Management School and Director of Research and Professor of International Business, University of Central Lancashire.

Northumbria’s Faculty of Business and Law is home to Newcastle Business School and Northumbria Law School. The Business School was the first higher education institution in Europe, and only one of 10 outside of the US to secure a double Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) international accreditation in business and accounting. 

In 2015 it was named Business School of the Year in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards and in 2013 was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in Further and Higher Education in for the outstanding community work of its Student Law Office.

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Event Details

Northumbria University
City Campus East
Business and Law Building, Ground Floor Lecture Theatre
Newcastle upon Tyne


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