The Inaugural Prince Philip Lecture on Military Education

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location10–11 Carlton House Terrace, London / Online

In-Person (Members-only)


Online (Members-only)


Join us for the inaugural Prince Philip Lecture on Military Education by Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein, President of City, University of London.


Last year, Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of RUSI, was graciously pleased to approve the establishment of a yearly Prince Philip Lecture on Military Education to honour the late Prince’s legacy, who launched a debate about the importance of military education at a speech delivered to RUSI in 1983.

In this inaugural lecture, Sir Anthony will share his personal thoughts on the prospects for the College for National Security as a vehicle to fuse science and technology into core national security thinking, as well as building and developing effective relationships across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The lecture will be chaired by Lord Sedwill of Sherborne, RUSI Distinguished Fellow and former UK Cabinet Secretary.

Speaker's Biography

  • Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein

    Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein CBE FREng DSc MAE FCGI is the President of City, University of London, and Professor of Software Systems Engineering. Prior to taking up his current role, he was Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to the UK government. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of RUSI.

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How to Attend

This event will be held in-person at 10–11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH, and online. Refreshments will be available from 18:00 BST for those attending in person.

This event is open to RUSI members only. Find out how to become a RUSI Member here. To take part, you must pre-register no later than 29 June using the ‘Register to attend’ button. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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